Posts Tagged ‘homeless’

As City Disbands Homeless Encampment, Some Residents Resist Moving

With the promise of housing to come

Here’s the Number to Call to Request Help During a Heat Emergency

If you see someone in need of transport to a cooling center, contact the hyperthermia hotline at (800) 535-7252.

The Search for Relisha Rudd Continues One Year After Her Disappearance

Volunteers will hand out flyers Monday looking for any information that could lead to the missing girl.

Map: Where D.C.’s Homeless Children Go to School

At least 3,158 homeless children were enrolled in public and charter schools as of mid-January this year.

Clarence Talston: The Washington Post’s Newest, and Fakest, Reporter

When Chris Murphy first wrote an email to prominent homeless advocate Eric Sheptock earlier this month, he was just trying to organize a meeting about the mayor's homeless policy. Instead, he found himself the target of a scheme to "scare" him.
At first, Sheptock seemed interested in a meeting with Murphy, Mayor Vince Gray's chief of [...]

No Charges For Cops In Dwight Harris Case

Back in June, Rend Smith reported that Dwight Harris—the homeless man pushed by cops from his wheelchair onto a U Street sidewalk on May 19—wouldn't face charges for public drinking or resisting arrest. Instead, the cops were going to see some consequences.
Turns out, though, that they're getting off without charges. The Post reported over the [...]

D.C. General Whistleblower Still At Shelter

The whistleblower, known as P.H., who brought down Families Forward Inc, the nonprofit that had managed the family shelter at D.C. General, is still living at the facility.
Last Friday, Mayor Adrian Fenty announced that the city would be terminating its contract with Families Forward after P.H. had come forward raising allegations of poor case management [...]

Shelter Operator’s Problems Were No Secret To City Officials

Mayor Adrian Fenty announced today that the city is terminating Families Forward's contract to run the troubled D.C. General family shelter and its Park Road shelter. At his press conference, the mayor made sure to praise the swift actions of Attorney General Peter Nickles and Department of Human Services Director Clarence Carter.
Families Forward came under [...]

City Terminates Families Forward Contract

Flanked by Attorney General Peter Nickles and Department of Human Services Director Clarence Carter, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced at an 11 a.m. press conference that the city is terminating Families Forward's contract to run D.C. General's family shelter at the end of the month. Families Forward was notified by DHS this morning.
Allegations of terrible [...]

Families Forward Testifies On D.C. General

Rule No. 1: Don't bring a box cutter to a D.C. council hearing.
One hour into Councilmember Tommy Wells' oversight hearing on D.C. General's family shelter, a Families Forward Inc. employee had a little trouble passing through the Wilson Building's metal detector. The employee tried to walk in with a box cutter.
Duncan Briggs, a monitor at [...]

D.C. General Shelter: It’s All About The Oversight

At 10 a.m. tomorrow, Councilmember Tommy Wells will hold an oversight hearing focusing mainly on the allegations surrounding D.C. General's family shelter. The hearing may do nothing to save the nonprofit, Families Forward Inc., from losing its contract to manage the shelter. Wells has already stated that its contract will be terminated.
At the very least, [...]

CFSA Has Different Take on Newborn’s Death at D.C. General

On the early morning of Feb. 9, a newborn baby was found unconscious at D.C. General's family shelter. The baby was pronounced dead at an area hospital. D.C. Police reported that there was no signs of trauma and that the baby had been found in a bassinet.
Another city agency apparently has a different take on [...]

District to Fire D.C. General Shelter’s Manager

The contractor charged with running the city's main shelter for homeless families has been fired.
Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells tells City Desk that Families Forward Inc. will lose their contract by month's end to operate the shelter, which is located on the D.C. General campus.
Wells says that Clarence Carter, director of the Department of Human [...]

Councilmember Wells Sets Hearing Date On D.C. General

Councilmember Tommy Wells, who chairs the Committee on Human Services, announced today that he will hold an oversight hearing to review homeless shelter operations. The hearing is set for March 31 at 10 a.m. The press release on the hearing states:
"The purpose of this Roundtable is to provide an opportunity for the Council and public [...]

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 [...]