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By -Ivan V. Natividad

A video interview with DCCK outreach worker Sarah Riley. Riley talks about her job and what she does for clients that the kitchen works with.

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By- Ivan V. Natividad

DCCK’s Communications Manager, Paul Day, answers some of our questions about one of DC’s best homeless services program.

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http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2013/05/03/advocates-city-officials-spar-over-homeless-amendments/

Posted: May 3, 2013 by ivnatividad in Government, Health, People

The Rock Creek Park deer hunt led to a big food donation for DC Central Kitchen

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Check it out here!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/03/washington-dc-deer-hunt-rock-creek-venison/2133647/

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Jean-Michel Giraud, executive director of Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place, recently wrote about the struggles of homeless families in DC on his blog. With the city only mandated by law to provide shelter when the temperature or wind chill factor is 32 degrees or below, many children are forced to sleep outside in frigid weather,

“We all know how unsafe weather conditions still are between 32 and, say, 45 degrees. Nobody would choose to spend the night outside during the winter, let alone ask our children to do that, but this is precisely what DC has been asking families to do.”

The city’s emergency shelter, DC General, stopping admitting families in April 2012 to reduce expenses during the “warmer months.” Even in February, when temperatures required the shelter to take people in, it was reported that most of the rooms didn’t have working heat and over 600 children slept in unhealthy conditions throughout this winter.

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The Family and Youth Services Bureau released information about the homeless teen and young adult population. The studies show that demographic as more likely to get pregnant or contract an STD, since most sexual health and awareness programs are served to youth who live at home and are able to attend school regularly.

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