Testimony on the Eviction with Dignity Act of 2018
On September 24, 2018, Friendship Place President & CEO Jean Michel Giraud gave the following testimony on the Eviction with Dignity Act of 2018 before the District of Columbia Committee…Read More
Race and Homelessness – Deconstructing Systemic Racism
Fifty years after his death on April 4, 1968, Dr. King’s legacy lives on but the road ahead is still long. To examine systemic racism in America we must take…Read More
The Way to the Future Opens for DC’s Homeless Families, Children
Blog Post by Jean-Michel Giraud, Friendship Place President & CEO Last week, Mayor Bowser announced that the DC General Family Shelter will close in 2018. Anybody following news on homelessness…Read More
Ron Mann: Mastering Destiny and Fighting For His Brothers
Read the original blog on the Huffington Post website. Ron Mann is a Veteran, Martial Arts Master and Case Manager at Veterans First—Friendship Place’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)…Read More
The Florida Project: Hollywood Spotlights Hardship in Sunshine State
Read the original blog on the Huffington Post website. The number of families living in motels in Florida has increased dramatically since the 2008 mortgage crisis that forced many low-income…Read More
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Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2018, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for more than 1,500 people, including 472 children in families and 439 veterans. We empowered 226 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services. Friendship Place's programs collectively served a total of 3,770 people in 2018. Make a donation today in support of our work to end homelessness. Questions? Please feel free to call our fundraising office, 202.503.2970.