Three years ago my family and I were homeless. I have six children, and have been married to the love of my life for 20 years.
D.C. has reverted back to a practice that it conceded was unacceptable, even when the District was mired in financial strife: Placing children and their parents in makeshift shelters at rec centers.
Over my 12 year journey growing Pajama Program and getting to know the children we serve, many of my friends and volunteers have asked, "How do you...
Luckily for us, our nonprofit organizations are stepping in and have created food banks to help fill the void continually shaped by Congress.
What made it even more appalling than the subject matter itself -- rat bites in your sleep -- was the calm, conversational tones they used to exchange this information with each other, like comparing restaurants or the easiest places to find parking.
Should we be really calling this competition a derby for winners? Sadly, the real losers in this country's breakdown of social care are the people who are still struggling on our streets. No matter what city or state they reside.
It's not often that we think of college students as part of a solution to complex social problems, like homelessness. But perhaps it's time we did.
Before I started working at Bethesda Cares, I had a mental image of what someone "homeless" looks like. Maybe you do, too: I pictured a disheveled old man with scraggly hair and a matted beard, wearing dirty mismatched clothes and probably pushing a shopping cart.
The crisis isn't that too many families are in DC's shelters; the crisis is that so many families need shelter. That is the crisis the Mayor should be addressing.
Last year 6,276 people were found to be homeless in Chicago, a number that is tallied by way of a one-night count.
Every week a steady flow of job seekers arrives at the new Wisconsin Avenue office of AimHire. Friendship Place launched the job placement program in ...
My daughter tossed a lot of questions at me as she wrestled with these issues. I can only hope her questions were rhetorical, though, because I'm mighty short on meaningful answers.
I always thought, perhaps naively, that the Times was not going after just the wealthy, that they might have a commitment to people at the lower end of the wealth scale. Then I encountered the February 11 edition.
Leadership does not mean having followers; it's about having an impact, or influence, on those around you. After I saw Joshua as a man like me -- not a stereotype of a homeless man --I couldn't stop thinking about how I could help him since he already helped me.
Hunger and malnutrition have devastating consequences for children. Federal nutrition programs continue to be a critical support to ensure children's daily nutritional needs are met: they put food on children's plates, help build healthy minds and bodies, and help lift families out of poverty.
Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.