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  • Statement from Jean-Michel Giraud

    President's Blog

    Statement from Jean-Michel Giraud

    These are difficult times for our community and nation. Friendship Place works every day to help the most vulnerable among us – providing people in need with housing, jobs, and essential items. We know all too well that the…

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    • Meet Lamonika

      Stories

      Meet Lamonika

      When Lamonika talks about Friendship Place she begins by describing the people there who have helped her: They listen, she says. They ask questions. They give her options. They offer…

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      • Stories

        Meet Stewart

        Tweet 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…

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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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Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2019, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for more than 1,437 people, including 482 children in families and 558 veterans. We empowered 219 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 3,305 people in 2019. 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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