Ending Homelessness: Get Involved

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

Upcoming Events

 

Advocacy Days

The Way Home Campaign Advocacy Day
Thursday, May 18th in the afternoon
Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW), Room 120

As we turn our attention towards influencing the DC Council's budget, we need your help in filling the gaps left by the Mayor's budget proposal, which did not go far enough to house our nearly 1,500 neighbors experiencing chronic homelessness.

The good news: The DC Council has the ability to make significant investments in ending chronic homelessness as they prepare their budget. In fact, last year - thanks in part to your advocacy - the DC Council added over 160 units of permanent housing for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

The great news: We can end chronic homelessness. We know that housing with supportive services works. Cities across the country are ending chronic homelessness, and we want DC to join that list!

This is a chance to meet with DC Councilmembers and their staffs and remind them that ending chronic homelessness is a top priority for DC voters.

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

 

CNHED Advocacy Day
Monday, May 15th, 10am - noon
Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW), Room 120

Join CNHED on Monday, May 15th for their Advocacy Day. We have support from our elected officials for many key investments that benefit District residents. Still, the budget process can be messy. Let’s stay strong together until the finish line when the full Council votes on the budget May 30.

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Read more about the budget in articles by the Washington Post, WAMU, NBC, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute and on the mayor's own site.  

 

Public Restrooms

The People for Fairness Coalition, an advocacy group of homeless and formerly homeless individuals, is working towards creating more public restrooms in DC. You can read about the initiative here:  http://pffcdc.org/what-we-do/public-restrooms/ Keep an eye out for ways to support this group moving forward.

 


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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We would like to know more about you!  If you are interested in ending homelessness in DC, fill out this short form and we'll contact you!

 

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.   Or join the Foundry team once a month.  

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.