Post Tagged with: "homeless"

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST | Temperatures  dropped to 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Jan. 29. The city gave a cold weather emergency alert because of the low temperatures, opening all low-barrier shelters during the extreme weather period.

Polar Vortex Temperatures Harm DC Homeless Community

Individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C., faced increased risk of hypothermia from freezing temperatures and extreme wind chill brought by last week’s polar vortex. The Arctic cold front plunged 72 percent of the continental U.S. population into record-breaking freezing temperatures, according to CNN. In D.C., temperatures dropped to a low[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
A $1.7 million grant will fund a downtown day services center offering resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness.

DC Mayor Approves Grant for Homeless Resource Center

A Downtown Day Services Center that offers essential resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness is set to open on New York Avenue by Nov. 1. The construction of the center will be funded by a $1.7 million grant announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Thursday as part[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Student Launches Pizza Charity for Homeless

Reno Carlitti (MSB ’19) opted for a different spring break than many of his peers, spending part of his vacation founding a philanthropic project, Pizza 4 Others. The project aims to help feed people currently experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. The independent organization Pizza 4 Others aims to deliver 38[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Ward 3 Residents Sue Mayor, DC Council Over Proposed Homeless Shelter

Twenty-one Ward 3 residents in Washington, D.C., have sued Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council in order to stop the building of a homeless shelter in the area, alleging they were not consulted in the planning process. The lawsuit encompasses the complaints of 21 citizens living around the[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Train to Break the Cycle

As Georgetown’s Hunger and Homelessness Week nears its midpoint, university groups such as the Center for Social Justice and the Georgetown Ministry Center will continue to offer events that give students the opportunity to learn about and reflect on homelessness in the Washington, D.C., community. The events, spanning from panel[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Swipe Left On Hunger

Georgetown students frequently encounter homeless men and women in Washington, D.C., perceiving this vast inequality but not knowing how to help. Swipe Against Hunger, a campus organization that allows students to donate unused meal swipes once a year before the Thanksgiving holiday to people experiencing homelessness, provides a simple method[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Homeless Man Killed in Glover Park

Homeless Man Killed in Glover Park

A man police describe as homeless was fatally assaulted Friday night at approximately 10:30 p.m. on the 3600 block of Calvert Street. Joel Johnson, 53, was attacked by an unknown assailant in the courtyard of St. Luke’s Mission Center, an outreach ministry of the Metropolitan Church that has run a[Read More…]

by June 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Shelter’s Future Debated

With Mayor Vincent Gray’s plan to close D.C. General, the District’s largest homeless shelter, within the next year, leading mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz have proposed differing policy plans to accommodate the city’s homeless population after the shelter’s closure. The city’s largest shelter is located in[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News
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Rashema Melson (COL ’18) has settled in on the Hilltop.

A New School, and a New Home

The trip from D.C. General Homeless Shelter to Georgetown may only take about 20 minutes, but for Rashema Melson (COL ’18), that journey has been years in the making. The freshman, who graduated as valedictorian of the District of Columbia’s Anacostia High School in June after being homeless for more[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 4 comments Campus News, News

Winter Homelessness to Rise

The new Winter Plan released by the District of Columbia’s Interagency Council on Homelessness predicts a 16 percent increase in the number of homeless families seeking services in Washington, D.C, from last year. The report estimates that more than 820 homeless families will need access to resources once the temperature[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top