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Homeless Shelters Strained By Heat Wave

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.18.2013 | DC

With temperatures in the 90s, D.C.-area homeless shelters are running out of space at a torrent pace, putting homeless women and children at a serious...

D.C. Homeless Shelter Sued For Turning Away Transgender Women

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.12.2013 | DC

A D.C. homeless shelter for women is being sued for discrimination practices after refusing to admit two transgender women, according to the Washingto...

DC's Prosperity Must Be Shared in by All Its Residents

M. Bruce Lustig | Posted 05.27.2013 | DC
M. Bruce Lustig

Whether it be a time of prosperity or economic crisis, the community has a moral obligation to care for the least among us.

Jason Cherkis

Old D.C. Hospital Holds 600 Homeless Children, Often Without Heat, Cribs | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Robin Holloman, 22, and her newborn went without heat for two weeks straight this winter. She said she slept in snow pants and kept her ...

The Nation's Capital Prepares for Hypothermia Season

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.03.2012 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

Having worked with the staff at DHS for several years now, I know that they would like nothing more than to shelter these families during the summer. As constituents, we need to give them the means to do that by advocating for adequate levels of funding for homeless services each year.

Hot and Cold on Homelessness

Amanda Andere | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC
Amanda Andere

Summer's scorching days mean it's time to plan for the cold. Our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program help the homeless in our community survive the winter weather.

Arin Greenwood

Do The 'Free Franklin' Protesters Have It Right? | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The "Free Franklin" protesters have a distinct goal: to get the Franklin School, a city-owned former men's homeless shelter at 13th and ...

Rising Foreclosures, Homelessness and the Women Who Need Our Help

Linda Daschle | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Linda Daschle

Faced with multiple crises, many are being forced into homelessness. And homeless women -- who are at the greatest risk of violence and victimization on the streets -- need the most help.