Dec 30, 2019

A Place to Be in Hard Times

Grateful for community
Grateful for community

Since November 2015, 173 donors have raised over $12,800 and purchased nearly as many meals for homeless and low-income women in Washington, DC. In December 2019, we celebrated our largest single donation through GlobalGiving - $500! Thank you for your support!

 

People experience homelessness for all sorts of reasons; lack of affordable housing, medical emergencies, job loss, mental health concerns or the death of a loved one. Women often come to Bethany Women’s Center for meal and end up connecting to housing and a community that they return to even after their homelessness resolves. Michelle asked to share her story in her own words.

 

I have been coming to N Street Village for a period of two years. This experience has been a life changer for me, in a number of ways. The staff and friends I have met here have been there for me when I was going thru lots of hard times. I feel very blessed to have them in my life. I met my true Godmother here and sit at my favorite table (table 1 shark table) playing cards and talking trash, though in the spirit of love. I wish to have them in my life for a very long time, and I love them all very much. Thank you N Street Village for helping me get my life back.

Sep 25, 2019

A Broken Woman to a Well-rounded Woman

Living gratefully, one day at a time
Living gratefully, one day at a time

Since November 2015, 166 donors have raised over $12,345 and purchased nearly as many meals for homeless and low-income women in Washington, DC. In September 2019, we celebrated our largest single donation through Global Giving - $300! Thank you for your support!

 

People experience homelessness for all sorts of reasons; lack of affordable housing, medical emergencies, job loss, mental health concerns or the death of a loved one. Ms. Jewel asked to share her story with you in her own words.

 

Hello, my name is Jewel.  When I came to N Street Village, I was a broken woman.  I had experienced so much abuse in all my relationships, and never realized I was abusing myself as well.

 

N Street Village helped save my life.  Somedays were very difficult, but the staff here embraced, supported and encouraged me.  I completed a one-year recovery program here and decided I was ready to go it alone to face the world.  Little did I know after being 8 years clean and sober that I would need N Street again.

 

The ladies (staff) here embraced me once again, and guided my footsteps, which required some working on self and following suggestions.  Today I can say, I see much growth after several months of doing the work.  Many doors have opened for me.  There is no place like N Street Village.  The support and love is phenomenal.  I will forever be grateful an indebted to this program.

 

Today I love who I am becoming and how far I have already grown.  There is no place I’d rather be on my journey to being a self and well-rounded woman.  I owe so much to N Street Village.

Jun 27, 2019

A light at the end of the tunnel

Ms. B is back to work and grateful
Ms. B is back to work and grateful

Since November 2015, 159 donors have raised over $11,305 and purchased nearly as many meals for homeless and low-income women in Washington, DC. Thank you for your support!

People experience homelessness for all sorts of reasons; lack of affordable housing, medical emergencies, job loss, mental health concerns or the death of a loved one.

Ms. B first came to N Street Village three months ago. In her words, “I was homeless and helpless.” Now, she says, “I am receiving inspiration, guidance and help in obtaining my goals. I have moved into the Temporary Senior residence of [N Street Village’s] Patricia Handy Place for Women, which allows me to have my own private space.

Ms. B thanks GlobalGiving’s community for their support. “N Street Village has afforded me the option to come in daily and participate in activities where we can be inspired and share our troubles and concerns. I also get to eat breakfast and lunch every day.” Ms. B. is pursuing her pathway out of homelessness; she recently started back working part-time. She says, “Now, I see light at the end of the tunnel.”

N Street Village and Bethany Women’s Center will be here for Ms. B and every woman experiencing homelessness in DC who comes through our doors looking for a meal, support getting back on their feet and something to look forward to.

 
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