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Playground at DC General a "Victory for Children"

Street Sense | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Street Sense

At the District's family shelter at the former DC General Hospital, a new playground is beginning to take shape, offering the promise of much-needed fun and exercise to nearly 500 homeless children.

Homeless Student Earns Full Ride To Georgetown

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Black Voices

The homeless shelter that was formerly D.C.'s General Hospital has been making headlines for the story of a staff janitor who kidnapped 8-year-old Rel...

DC's new status quo: homeless families, children left in the cold

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

If you follow DC news, you are well aware of the recent buzz around the crisis facing homeless families in the District. While this issue needs to be ...

Jason Cherkis

Old D.C. Hospital Holds 600 Homeless Children, Often Without Heat, Cribs

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

No Room At the Inn: Despite Open Beds, D.C.'s Homeless Children Turned Away From Shelter

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 11.20.2012 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

Many D.C. families sleep in bus stations, abandoned buildings, laundromats and emergency rooms. With an extra $14 million in its budge, the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services has an easy choice to make.