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Photo by Heather Curtis – Each key is to to an apartment a formerly homeless person received through the housing first program via Bethesda Cares

By Heather Curtis

The following data is from a study by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness:

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By Lauren Hodges

There are plenty of chances to help out homeless veterans in DC in the coming weeks. Keep reading for just a few ideas to show your appreciation.

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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.

By- Ivan V. Natividad

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

This is the story of a remarkable, intelligent woman who overcame poverty through her faith, determination, and love for her children.

By Kolby Ford

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In 2007, Shanelle Gayden lost her job and her home.  At that time she was 3 months pregnant and already a mother of two young boys.  She had two weeks vacate her home.  “I was extremely depressed, but I packed everything up and moved in with my mother,” says Gayden.  When the Maryland native’s third child was born she went from sleeping on the couch to moving into her mothers bedroom. “I was supposed to stay with my mom until I got back on my feet, I didnt think I would be there for two years.”

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imgresThe trained advocates from The Coalition for Non-Profit Housing and Economic Development’s winter training sessions for housing equality are speaking now to the DC Council! The CNHED is live-tweeting their speeches and posting photos. Follow the feed here: https://twitter.com/cnhed

 

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By Lauren Hodges

Elizabeth Falcon spent the past five weeks getting concerned citizens ready to testify at the DC Council. As campaign organizer for the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), Falcon is responsible for leading the organization’s educational workshops and maintaining an informed community when it comes to housing issues.

“It’s very rewarding to watch these people become more and more comfortable and experienced in advocating for themselves,” says Falcon.

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