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Patty Mullahy Fugere
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Patty Mullahy Fugere is the co-founder and executive director of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless (WLCH).

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No Sweet Dreams For D.C.'s Homeless Children

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 9:50 AM

As a dozen families settled into a makeshift shelter for the homeless on the second floor of the Reeves Municipal Center one night last week, Barbara Terrell cradled her frail 2-month-old, Monte...and whispered how desperate she was to get him into some kind of secure room of his own.
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There is a Family Homelessness Crisis and Provisional Placement is Not the Answer

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 10:24 AM

Today, The Washington Post reported on DC Mayor Vincent Gray's plan to address the crisis of family homelessness by introducing emergency legislation aimed at keeping the front door of the District's family shelter closed as tightly as possible. The proposed legislation, which if adopted as emergency would have...

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D.C. Must Plan a Way to Serve Minor Children on Freezing Nights

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 5:07 PM

From February to May of 2013, one local youth service provider turned away at least 150 unaccompanied minor children due to lack of emergency shelter space, many of whom also had children of their own. When made aware of this unmet need in September, the Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH)...

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When Will the Arc Bend Towards Justice For DC Kids?

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 10:06 AM

Just days ago marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his "I Have A Dream Speech," ushering in an era of massive progress in the civil rights and living conditions for millions of...

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Mayor's Proposal Will Allow Guns in Shelter: It's Time for a Ceasefire

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 10:16 AM

For the last few weeks we have been at odds with the Mayor and the Department of Human Services (DHS) over the amendments to the Homeless Services Reform Act that were put into the Budget Support Act (BSA). Our position is that the changes are significant and far-reaching and that...

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