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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Video  —  Posted: May 4, 2013 by ivnatividad in Activism, Health, Organizations, Original Stories, People, Uncategorized
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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/

Daniel and Corey’s Story

Life on the streets of D.C. is rough for anyone. But when you’re a gay black couple in your 20’s, you face even more challenges. The Homeless Page’s Heather Curtis learned about some when she met Daniel and Corey Carter. Click the link above for a radio piece about their struggles.

Link  —  Posted: May 3, 2013 by thehomelesspage in Uncategorized

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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