The D.C. Department of Behavioral Health offers training sessions for individuals who suffer from substance abuse and other mental illness to become mental health peer counselors.
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Street Sense Media vendor and contributor Leonard Calvin Hyater Jr. died on July 13, 2018.
Behavioral health specialist Richard Bebout is piloting a comprehensive high-tech project to provide care services to homeless patients with a complicated physical or mental health history.
“Undesign the Redline” is an interactive look at how the effects of discriminatory selling practices present in the 1930s housing market still affect low-income neighborhoods today. The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) featured the exhibit as the centerpiece of its annual meeting and housing expo this year and in its downtown D.C. office throughout June.
An article on Kaiser Permanente’s actions to promote affordable housing and its affects on homelessness across the country.
Candidates for the June 19, 2018 primary election discuss issues affecting the homeless community in Washington, D.C.
At a budget briefing hosted by the Way Home Campaign on April 25, campaign members along with several D.C. residents called on the D.C. Council to increase investments for homeless services. Representatives from Wards 1, 6 and 8 were present, along with three of four at-large council members.
Nonprofit developer Jubilee Housing is building affordable housing in Columbia Heights that will allow low-income families to stay in their neighborhood.
Reginald Black explains how important housing subsidies are for the homeless.
A website by Excella Consulting, intended to help homeless youth in Washington, D.C., connect to available support services was presented at the United States Census Bureau on Nov. 29.
In the wake of concern after an ICE raid on a church-run hypothermia shelter in Fairfax County, DHS is reaching out to immigrant communities and preparing for encounters with federal agents while Legal Aid works to help homeless immigrants gain access to essential benefits.
A shelter resident, advocates and the Department of Human Services explain the tense situation homeless families face.
A breakfast program on Connecticut Avenue has been feeding 60-70 people every Tuesday-Saturday morning for nearly 30 years. While people are there for a meal, they are also offered clothing, health care, haircuts and art therapy. The warm and welcoming atmosphere is what makes this program noteworthy.
A D.C.-based startup Urgent Wellness aims to put medical centers in homeless shelters and housing projects to provide care for vulnerable populations.
The D.C. Council may change the city’s status as the only jurisdiction in the country that requires those with intellectual disabilities to be civilly committed in order to receive city services.
The public comment period for the revision of D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan closed on June 23. This document is the District’s legislative framework for long-term growth… Read more »
The approved budget for fiscal year 2018 will decrease funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program by 21 percent from last year. Although ERAP has been difficult to navigate, many say it is crucial for low-income housing.
Downtown D.C.’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is set to close on March 4 for a three-year renovation. Many of the library’s patrons are experiencing homelessness and use the library for its resources.
Street Sense Vendor Anthony Crawford has been getting his customers ready for Valentine’s Day. With the help of Second Story Cards, a startup project run… Read more »
Washingtonians rallied outside D.C. General Family Shelter to demand that Mayor Muriel Bowser prioritize spending for affordable housing over policing and jails in next year’s budget.