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Kris’s Story
After graduating from University of Maryland-College Park’s graduate program in urban studies and planning in 1991, Kris Thompson knew she wanted to work to address social inequities in housing. She grew up in a household that emphasized social j…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
“A shortage of affordable housing for larger families with four or more children is a big factor behind crowded conditions at the District’s main family homeless shelter…” http://wapo.st/YJMTCL How the Affordable Care Act will help incre…
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The Dangers of Hypothermia
Men and women who are homeless are vulnerable on the streets in so many ways. They may suffer from untreated medical conditions, hunger, or even become the victims of violence. But the winter months pose yet another risk to the health and well-being…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
For the first time in more than six years, the unemployment rate for adult women has surpassed that for adult men: http://nyti.ms/XDmsAr Colder weather in the southwest means more people are seeking shelter than usual in some parts of the country: h…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
New York Times piece on how the government is working to fight homelessness: http://nyti.ms/T4nfq0 “…individuals who experience mental health symptoms are no more likely than anyone else to commit violent acts.”  http://bit.ly/T53zVd Seven fa…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
We’re so grateful to our amazing staff who stayed at our programs during this week’s storm to make sure women at Calvary were safe and sound. Here’s a story about some of the other local organizations that offered food and shelter throughout H…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
The challenges of “screening” for domestic violence: http://reut.rs/NpzKvU New York City – along with DC – has seen huge increases in shelter needs over the past year: http://nyti.ms/OmQ8x2 Summer is winding down and school will be starting…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Story of a homeless, single dad in DC – “if this is the process to simply cash a check when you’re without an anchor, imagine how hard it is to find work, housing and child care when your address is a shelter and a 1-year-old is clinging to yo…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Maybe you saw this story in the Post earlier this week – we’re thrilled to be moving into a neighborhood with such exciting changes on the way! http://wapo.st/wIyuV6 Progress in ensuring those in need can access shelter in New York: http://huff.…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Rising number of homeless families has left the District struggling to find enough safe shelter space during hypothermia season: http://bit.ly/y90yRh President Obama proposes increases in funding during 2013 to programs that will help bring us close…
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