Author: Julyann Moon

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    Vignettes for the Friendship Walk

    “I have been living in DC for 18 years and saw many changes. The homeless problem is very bad and visible, and it goes unchecked. We have the responsibility for…

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      Meet Charles Williams

      Before coming to Friendship Place, Charles Williams survived Hurricane Katrina – huddling in the Superdome with his family – and later experienced 8 1⁄2 years of homelessness in Washington, DC,…

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        Meet Phillip Mayrant

        Phillip Mayrant was born and raised in Washington, DC. Although he had a housing voucher, for 8 years Mr. Mayrant experienced maintenance issues in his apartment. Eventually, his apartment became…

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          Meet Bryant Helton

          Bryant Helton’s is a 64 retired Veteran, who has had a long and varied life before coming to Friendship Place. Mr. Helton spent nine years in the Air Force, proudly…

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            Meet Indigo Diggs

            Indigo Diggs was born and raised in Southeast DC. Her experience with homelessness began to abuse she suffered at the hands of someone in her home when she was young….

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              Meet Shelley Gilbert

              Anyone who meets Shelley Gilbert will be struck by her contagious optimism and sense of hope even in the most difficult circumstances. Shelley spent 4 1⁄2 years in the Coast…

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                Meet Tionne Smith

                Tionne Smith came to the Brooks after facing homelessness several times over the past few years. Pregnant with her second child, she and her young daughter had no place to…

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                  Meet Ericka Patton

                  When Ericka Patton needed help, she didn’t hesitate – she connected with Friendship Place. Ericka has lived with depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety for years. With three sons to care…

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                    Meet Alheri Ninat

                    Alheri Ninat struggled during the earliest days of quarantine, trying to find more work while being a mother to three kids, and struggling with a negligent landlord. AimHire helped connect…

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                      Meet Robert Gerino

                      Seventy-four year old Air Force Veteran Robert Gerino is a prime example of American spirit. He has worked hard all his life and was a part-owner of a transportation company…

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