“There is no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.”
Your voice can help break the silence.
Your voice can help break the silence.
-10- Because your friends are giving. And you have smart friends. -9- Because it’s so easy! (Just go here) -8- Because having a stable home can change a child’s entire life. -7- Because a generous donor will match gifts from other donors, dollar for dollar up to a total of $1,000. -6- Because you believe a more just and inclusive DC is possible. -5- Because holiday season is about more than holiday spending. -4- Because hypothermia season is upon us. -3- Because your support and partnership are crucial elements of our ability to be present to our clients in their most challenging times. -2- Because when the safety net fails, the Legal Clinic is there. -1- And the #1 reason to support the Legal Clinic through #GivingTuesday is … Because everyone deserves a safe and warm place to sleep at night. Everyone. Please go to our Donate Now page and lend us your support. Then we’d love to hear why the Legal Clinic is on your giving list. Support us, and tell us why you do @https://www.facebook.com/legalclinicforthehomeless...read more
Your help will make this the best Do More 24 campaign ever and will support our continued services and advocacy for our neighbors who are struggling with homelessness and poverty in DC.read more
HELP US MEET AN $11,000 MATCH! When you support us on June 2nd, your 24 will turn into more! Several generous donors have pledged to match all DoMore24 gifts, up to $11,000. The need for our work continues to grow, and we can’t afford to leave any of these funds on the table. You can help us meet the match!read more
“Take a deep breath.”
How many times have we heard, or made, that suggestion? Doctors say it when they are checking our wellness. Nature lovers say it when they want us to appreciate the fresh air of the great outdoors. We say it to ourselves when facing a particularly challenging situation, or couple it with “and count to ten” when we need to keep our tempers in check.
For asthma sufferers, taking a deep breath is no simple task. While so many of us take breathing deeply for granted, those who endure asthma cannot. Each deep breath is a precious commodity, nurtured by maintaining an environment that keeps asthma triggers in check. Unfortunately, homeless asthma sufferers don’t have much control over their environments. They have to go where the shelters are, or they get no shelter at all.read more
It’s tonight! Wednesday, March 16th. Don’t let the Metro Blues get you down! Come watch as the Hoya Lawya Georgetown Law Faculty and Administration take on the Hill’s Angels of the U.S. Congress! Click the link above for more info.read more
Homeless Persons Memorial Day will be observed in DC from Thursday, December 17th at 5pm through Friday, December 18th.read more
We hope that we can count on your support on #GivingTuesday. Go to our donate page to give your support and then share with your friends, colleagues, and family on social media to let them know why you stand with the Legal Clinic on this journey towards a more just DC.read more
As of 5pm on Friday afternoon, all but one tent has been cleared from the field area of the Foggy Bottom encampment. Three garbage trucks just left the area, filled with people’s belongings that were designated as trash.read more
It is a rainy morning in November, a cold front is moving in, and we will probably have our first below freezing night in the next few days. In Foggy Bottom, Mayor Bowser has instructed the police, public works and her human services agencies to displace dozens of homeless people who have clustered together tents to form a small community. This is just the first encampment—she has resolved to shut down every encampment in DC. She has not committed to making sure each of its residents has somewhere safe to go before their homes and communities are lost.read more
We’ve shared our thoughts on the Mayor’s proposal (B21-352) to lower the standard for DC General replacement units from apartment style to private rooms, emphasizing that the law must provide families an assurance of private bathrooms, food storage, and access to cooking equipment. Yesterday, we shared the input of 53 homeless families on what, based on their lived experiences, is critical for parents and children living in shelter—the majority of these families said private bathrooms and the ability to store and cook food were necessary even for stays as short as under three months. Even the Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH), at the behest of the Mayor, released a report concluding that the Mayor should “maximize private bathroom space however possible without delaying closing of DC General” and also provide food storage and some ability to cook.
If we all agree that the best policy is to provide these features in shelter, why are we still debating the Mayor’s bill?read more