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    Meet Stewart

    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 West…

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    • Stories

      Meet Lasanta

      Lasanta McGill survived in a small tent under a highway overpass. It was the best of limited choices he found when his life slipped from self-sufficiency. “It wasn’t hard. I…

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      • Stories

        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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            • Stories

              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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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.

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