Post Tagged with: "homeless"

Winter Hurts Homeless

Since Feb. 1, D.C. Alert has issued 27 hypothermia alerts urging residents to stay indoors. For the approximately 7,000 individuals that make up D.C.’s homeless population, this past winter has been unforgiving. As one of the few cities in the United States with a right-to-shelter policy in place on freezing[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Heed the Homeless

There are nearly 12,000 homeless people living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, one in six of whom is a child. Students need to walk only a few blocks to M Street to get a glimpse of how serious the District’s homelessness pandemic has become. It should weigh on the[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
A Different Neck of the Woods

A Different Neck of the Woods

Omar wears his life on his face. Swollen cheeks and a slightly crooked nose are the remnants of a boxing career that ended abruptly in 1995. Deep wrinkles run through his forehead, a testament to years of heavy drinking. Razor burn lines his jaw, the product of rusty disposables that[Read More…]

by April 20, 2012 0 comments The Guide
A Different Neck of the Woods

A Different Neck of the Woods

Omar wears his life on his face. Swollen cheeks and a slightly crooked nose are the remnants of a boxing career that ended abruptly in 1995. Deep wrinkles run through his forehead, a testament to years of heavy drinking. Razor burn lines his jaw, the product of rusty disposables that[Read More…]

by April 20, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Students Hit Pavement for Homeless

Over 100,000 people, ranging from university students to executives to those facing homelessness gathered on the National Mall Saturday for the 23rd annual “Help the Homeless Walk.” The walkathon raises money for the more than 12,000 people in the District who are living without shelter of their own. Since its[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

HOPE Helps Homeless

Over 6,500 individuals in D.C. are considered homeless, according to the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness. Last Saturday in Franklin Park, one of them – a man in a sweater and glasses – stepped up in line to receive a cup of soup. He had arrived in the[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Saving Homeless Shelter Takes More Than Magic

In the winter of 2001, five homeless adults died of hypothermia on the streets of Washington, D.C. One man, Jesus Blanco, a 43-year-old Salvadoran immigrant, was discovered 50 yards from the entrance to La Casa shelter, where he had been thrown out earlier that night. At the time, D.C.’s only[Read More…]

by September 16, 2008 0 comments Opinion