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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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      • Stories

        AimHire & Get Hired

        Can you graduate at Friendship Place? You bet you can! In March, at a ceremony complete with blue and white balloons and cupcakes, 28 participants in Friendship Place’s AimHire program…

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        • President's Blog

          Testimony: Job Placement & More

          On March 01, 2019, Friendship Place President & CEO Jean Michel Giraud gave the following testimony the before the District of Columbia Committee on Human Services and Committee on Housing…

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          • Community

            Ending homelessness by 2020

            Have you heard about the plan to end homelessness in DC? There’s a plan to end homelessness in the District of Columbia. Mayor Bowser announced the kickoff of the Homeward…

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            • Stories

              Meet Curtis Robinson

              Curtis Robinson found his life’s work in his mother’s kitchen. “I used to watch my mom cook,” he says. “There were six of us kids, but I was the only…

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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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