Stories

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    MEET: Mr. Crawford

    The VA told me about Friendship Place. We were sleeping in my truck at the time. I called and they were able to squeeze me in that day. The case…

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      MEET: Mr. Brown

      “This year’s harvest was much better.” A day at La Casa   Three years ago, Michael Brown was sleeping on the streets of DC, where he suffered a stroke. His…

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        Meet Keith

        “I don’t want a handout. I want to work.” A day at the Welcome Center Keith enjoyed a happy childhood in a caring community in Maryland. Everybody knew him then;…

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          MEET: Carolyn

          To: The Supervisors and Peers of Mr. Terrence Davis I’m writing to let you know how much of a hero this man is and how much support and help he has given me….

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            MEET: Joe

            Joe Hardin grew up poor in Kentucky and started doing farm work at eight to put food on the table and buy clothes for school. By the time he was…

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              MEET: Aja

              U.S. Veteran Aja Ford, who served five years in the Navy straight out of high school, was leading a comfortable life raising two sons in her native Prince George’s County,…

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                A Letter From Mr. Rawls

                Hello, I pray all is well with you and the staff at Friendship Place. I just wanted to take the time out to thank you and all of your staff…

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                  MEET: Eliana

                  Eliana G came to Laurel, Maryland, from Peru 22 years ago, with the promise of a great job from a friend of a neighbor. Instead, she found herself essentially imprisoned…

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                    Meet Aja

                    “I received a call the next day, and was out of the shelter by the end of the week.”   U.S. Veteran Aja Ford, who served five years in the…

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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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