MEET: Sara


“We don’t want to live in fear for being ourselves”  Kinder Eyes on the Transgender Community Huffington Post Blog byJean Michel Giraud A leading voice in the effort to combat....

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MEET: Journey


At 22 years old, Journey is a singer, songwriter, and survivor of human trafficking. With the help of organizations like Friendship Place, the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), and FAIR....

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MEET: Dusty Lee


U.S. Army Veteran Dusty Lee was homeless and staying at the New York Avenue Men’s Emergency Shelter when he met Friendship Place case manager Nisha Vashisht. “Nisha’s crew showed up....

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MEET: Beverly Stroud


When Beverly Stroud moved to Washington, DC, from San Diego, in December 2014, it was much harder to find a place to live than she’d expected. “I had a source....

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I Chose to Accept Homelessness. Not Anymore.


Sometimes it happens fast. An accident. A natural disaster. A risk that didn’t pan out. Sometimes homelessness happens fast. I grew up in a middle class home. I had no....

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Home for the Holidays


In 2014, Friendship Place launched Families First, a program specifically designed to help veterans and their families, like the Brooks family, rebuild their lives. The first participants of the program,....

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Heartfelt Thanks from a Veteran


Johnny is one of 629 people – veterans and their family members – helped by the Veterans First program of Friendship Place in 2014. “If it weren’t for Friendship Place,....

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Orville’s Story


Washington-native, Orville, (pictured above) was living the dream for the first 30 years of his life—he owned a home, was married to a beautiful woman, and had three lovely children.....

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A Veteran Starts Over


When Keith Vasser, 53, got out of prison on January 31, 2014, he was determined to put his years of homelessness and incarceration behind him forever. “Once I was released,....

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Friendship Place Leads Local Veteran to the Finish Line


“Five years ago, I set four goals: to get a place of my own, one year’s sobriety, run a marathon and go to Disney World. I thought I would spend....

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