Posts Tagged ‘DC’

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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You voted on our Facebook survey for “homeless veterans” to be our next topic. Your wish is our command! And how appropriate, considering May is Military Appreciation Month.

Meet Geoff Milliard of Friendship Place DC. His career in homeless outreach was in the making before he was old enough to realize it. Growing up in a poverty-stricken area, he talks about his exposure to homelessness, drug addiction and struggling families as just part his every day childhood.

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By Kolby Ford

“Its the right thing to do, if you’re fortunate that you’ve eaten today, if you’re fortunate to have a roof over your head, then its appropriate to give back,” says Ulysses Campbell.  He’s has been volunteering to help the poor for seven years now.  I met him on Friday while he was serving hot soup out of a lunch wagon to the homeless.

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Martha’s Table offers long term and immediate help to those in poverty such as job training and clothing.  Campbell as well as more than 10,000 people a year join Martha’s Table with their church groups to help out.  McKenna’s wagon, the mobile soup kitchen delivers hot meals, sandwiches, and desserts to the needy everyday.

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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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By Lauren Hodges

DC General, once a major hospital for residents of Southeast DC, was closed in 2001 and now acts as an emergency center for the city’s homeless. The building, located across from the DC jail, houses about 600 children and their families.

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By Kolby Ford
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No Way Out?

Posted: March 19, 2013 by thehomelesspage in Money, People, Policy
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03012013_dcgeneralResident of D.C. General Homeless Shelter says even if they are working and earning money, the price of housing in D.C. is still unaffordable. Many tell DCist they have no choice but to live at the shelter for months at a time. One man says he doesn’t see a way out of the shelter.

http://dcist.com/2013/03/residents_of_dc_general_homeless_sh.php