Ending Homelessness: Get Involved

Here are some upcoming one time events and on going projects where you are needed.

Upcoming Events

Make a phone call on February 13th

Just 2 minutes of your time will show Mayor Bowser that DC residents want her to end chronic homelessness. With your help, the Mayor's phone will ring every 5-10 minutes on February 13th with the unified message, "Nobody should live or die on the streets." Click this link to sign up.  The Way Home will provide you with a script and text message you a reminder before your call-in time.

Attend a budget engagement forum 

Wednesday, February 21st at 6:30 PM
UDC Student Center (4200 Connecticut Ave NW)

Mayor Bowser is hosting a public budget engagement forum. This is an amazing opportunity to tell the Mayor and her top staff why you care about ending chronic homelessness. With your help, we will pack the forum and show the mayor our power. If you can attend, sign up here.

 

  Learn More at Foundry

Fellowship Hall
Sunday February 25th at 10:10am 

Join Foundry's Ending Homelessness Team as we discuss the current state of homelessness in Washington DC and what we plan to do about it. This meeting will be a great way to get more involved. Email endhomelessness@foundryumc.org to RSVP or just show up!

 

 

March with The Way Home Campaign on March 1st

The Way Home Campaign is hosting a March to Make Homelessness History on March 1 at 8:30 am. We will hear from people with lived experience of homelessness and take our demands to the doorstep of the Mayor's office. Please save the date and stay tuned for more details.

CNHED Rally

Gymnasium at Savoy Elementary
(2400 Shannon Pl SE, across from the Anacostia Metro Station on the green line)
Saturday, March 17 from 10 AM-Noon

This is one of CNHED’s and the Housing For All Campaign’s biggest annual events of the year!

Each year the rally draws hundreds of District residents and advocates together to demonstrate our commitment to bettering the lives of all District residents. For low to moderate- income residents, that means access to jobs as part of a robust workforce, clean and decent housing they can afford, and assets that equal long-term equity, no matter their race. We must continue working to ensure unprecedented investments in programs that build and preserve affordable homes, end chronic homelessness, create new opportunities for home ownership, train and recruit a strong workforce, and create jobs that lead to careers.   Click here to RSVP.

 


Recent News


Some recent articles about homelessness you might be interested in:


 

For more information contact: 

Ben Roberts, Director of Social Justice Ministries at broberts@foundryumc.org or the Foundry Homelessness Action team at endhomelessness@foundryumc.org.  

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Volunteer Opportunities

Consider one of these local organizations


Miriam's Kitchen
http://www.miriamskitchen.org/volunteer
They are looking for reliable volunteers to serve meals who can commit to joining us once a month, preferably on a long-term basis.

 

N Street Village
http://www.nstreetvillage.org/volunteer/
Volunteers work as learning lab monitors and tutors, prepare and serve lunches and dinners, pick up donations, help maintain our courtyard garden, help with fundraising and event planning, and offer their professional health services to women in our Wellness Center.

So Others May Eat
http://some.org/volunteer/
Volunteers play an essential role in SOME’s work, helping to feed the homeless and poor in our Dining Rooms, tutor children in our affordable housing programs for families, serve vulnerable elderly and more.

Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
http://www.cnhed.org/membership/become-a-member/
Volunteers help advocate for affordable housing and economic opportunities for the District.