Ending Homelessness. Rebuilding Lives.

DC Advocates Mobilize to End Homelessness

Faced with growing concerns about homelessness, several advocacy groups have mobilized in the last year to eradicate homelessness in the District. The advocates are energized and have established the kinds … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

200 Jobs Lift DC’s Homeless Residents Out of Poverty

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 June 2011 to respond to … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Innovative Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness in D.C. by 2017

Just over a week ago, Friendship Place, along with other DC area non-profit organizations, faith-based communities, residents and businesses came together to launch “The Way Home,” a campaign to end … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Before Thirty” helps Young People Find Direction

Friendship Place’s AimHire program is proud to unveil Before Thirty, an innovative new project to help at-risk young people, launched in January with the hiring of Tiffini Jackson as Youth … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our Community Joins Together to Keep Our Neighbors Warm

   By: Lynn Lewis, Friendship Place Supporter and Volunteer Perhaps it was the size 16 Docksiders, or the shiny cowboy boots, or the dozen extra large snow boots, many still bearing … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Graying of Homelessness

“I always had a job, since I was 13,” says DC resident John Hines. But decades of hard work didn’t immunize John against homelessness. Plagued with health problems, he lost … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Help the Homeless Walks Take DC by Storm

By Seth Manfield, Friendship Place Intern When fall comes around, it’s Help the Homeless season, a time when people of all ages come together to make a lasting impact in … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why YOU Need to Unleash Your Inner Fundraiser

Most of us are raised with definite ideas about money. We’re told that asking for money is taboo and that it makes people uncomfortable. Many of us are advised to … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Singing Invitation to Help the Homeless

Participating in Help the Homeless is FUN! Check out this video by the creative kids and teachers at Horace Mann School. Get involved in the 2013 Help the Homeless Season … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

We Can Beat Phoenix in Ending Veteran Homelessness

You might be wondering what I was doing at boot camp last week. Well, let me just say that this was a very special kind of boot camp. The Rapid … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Veteran Homelessness: “It doesn’t have to last forever.”

After serving in the Coast Guard, Shelley Gilbert was looking forward to spending more time with her two daughters and two grandchildren. Then she lost her job, her apartment, and … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Job Link

By: John Harris III Americorps VISTA at Friendship Place More jobs are coming to the District with the arrival of large corporations like the Marriott and Wal-Mart, and we’re working to ensure … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Friendship Place Awarded $2 Million Grant from Department of Veterans Affairs to Help End Veteran Homelessness in the DC Metro Area

Washington, DC — As part of a nationwide effort to end homelessness among Veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded Friendship Place $2 million to expand the organization’s acclaimed … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Independence from Homelessness: A Veteran’s Story

“If I survived, they can as well.” As I recently read through an email from Shelley Gilbert, this statement struck a chord with me. “I become stronger as a person, … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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