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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. Ms. Diggs tried to overcome the trauma from abuse, but it was too much to bear. To make matters worse, around this time she lost her job.

Unable to stay in an unsafe home, and with no income, Ms. Diggs was in a desperate situation.
A friend introduced her to Sheila, a caseworker at Friendship Place. Right away Sheila asked what Ms. Diggs needed – food, clothing, a place to stay for the night. Sheila connected Ms. Diggs with a place to stay with a partner organization.

Sheila also arranged for Ms. Diggs to receive a rapid rehousing voucher. Today she is in her own home!
Ms. Diggs raves about Sheila and Friendship Place. We helped her get counseling and employment services. It is paying off. Ms. Diggs holds down several jobs, because she wants to be able to take care of herself.

Ms. Diggs raves, “Friendship Place has helped me tremendously!”

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