Posts Tagged ‘Homeless Families’

D.C. General Shelter Management Fired Staff For Inappropriate Contact With Female Residents

Families Forward, Inc., the nonprofit that runs the D.C. General family shelter, has admitted in a letter to Mayor Adrian Fenty that it has fired employees for inappropriate contact with female residents.
The allegations first came to light yesterday when we reported the concerns of two female residents who alleged that they had been propositioned by [...]

A Newborn Died at the D.C. General Shelter in February

A newborn was found unconscious at the D.C. General family shelter on the morning of Feb. 9. The baby girl was rushed to Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Beverly Fields, the spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, tells City Desk that the cause and manner of the child's death are still [...]

So How Did D.C. General Get So Crowded? One Family Tells All

Willie Richbow Jr., 19, moved into D.C. General with his mother and his two sisters on Sept. 30. They could have been an easy case, a family that didn't need to log months in an activity room.
His family was not chronically homeless or saddled with drug and mental health issues. Richbow and his kin had [...]

D.C.’s Approach To Homelessness: ‘It’s Still Big Buildings Full Of People’

In light of the overcrowded mess going on at D.C. General's emergency shelter for families, I thought I should call Robert Egger. As founder and president of DC Central Kitchen, Egger is unmatched as this city's most forward-thinking authority on homeless issues.
Years ago, Egger had approached city officials about moving away from sheltering homeless individuals [...]

Fenty’s Gifts To Homeless Families: Mold, Peeling Paint, Rib Patties, And Overcrowding

D.C. General, the city's long-shuttered hospital of last resort, is one facility that's used to being overused. In its pre-gentrification heyday, its emergency room swelled with indigent residents in need of care.
Though it's no longer providing ER services, things have scarcely changed at D.C. General, which now serves as a shelter for homeless D.C. families. [...]

District Still Struggling To House Homeless Families

On this MLK Day, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has declared that some 30,000 residents are doing volunteer work across the District. Four hundred of those volunteers are passing out food and clothing to the neediest outside MLK Library. But one thing the city needs is affordable housing for homeless families.
The latest report on homeless families [...]

Homeless Shelters Reaching Capacity For Women

This is going to be an especially tough season for the homeless. The number of homeless families jumped in recent months. For the week of Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, there were 429 families on the waiting list for services. Ten families who had applied for shelter returned to seek services again. Of the nearly [...]

Scary Stats: The Number Of Homeless Families In Need Jumps

According to census data collected from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, the number of homeless families who've added their names to a "pending case" list has jumped to 410. The waiting list number the previous week had reached 382.  This represents a significant and worrisome jump. You can check out the census data here.

Marion Barry’s Mystery Woman Revealed: Loose Lips Daily

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Morning all. Late last night, we published a piece on the latest mystery woman in Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry's life: Sharon Bowen. Bowen, who resides in Ohio, received [...]