Author: Yimka Odebode

      • Meet Lamonika

        Stories

        Meet Lamonika

        When Lamonika talks about Friendship Place she begins by describing the people there who have helped her: They listen, she says. They ask questions. They give her options. They offer…

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          Meet Stewart

          Tweet This year Stewart and Linda Dowell are celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary, another stop on a long and memorable journey together. Stewart came from a family of ten in…

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            Meet Nikiah

            Nikiah describes her boys as “loving and gentle,” while admitting they’ve taught her the meaning of patience. Both boys face challenges—Ricardo, 13, with autism and Rico, 12, with ADHD and…

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              • President's Blog

                2019 Friends & Neighbors Breakfast Speech

                Good Morning, I’m Jean-Michel Giraud, President & CEO of Friendship Place. Welcome to our Friends & Neighbors Breakfast. We are so honored that Council Member Mary Cheh has not only…

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                  Meet Jasmine

                  A car accident in 2018 left Jasmine with serious injuries. “With a broken leg, I couldn’t be homeless anymore,” she says. Her only option was a shelter. “That’s where I…

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                    AimHire & Get Hired

                    Can you graduate at Friendship Place? You bet you can! In March, at a ceremony complete with blue and white balloons and cupcakes, 28 participants in Friendship Place’s AimHire program…

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                    • President's Blog

                      Testimony: Job Placement & More

                      On March 01, 2019, Friendship Place President & CEO Jean Michel Giraud gave the following testimony the before the District of Columbia Committee on Human Services and Committee on Housing…

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