In Memoriam: Patricia R. Handy

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 in Advocates, In Memoriam, People | 1 comment

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Patricia Handy, homeless coordinator in the Family Services Administration of the DC Department of Human Services, and a partner in the fight to end homelessness in the District. Ms. Handy dedicated her career to help better the lives of DC residents experiencing homelessness. She worked at all hours of the day and was often the first person to respond to those who were facing a housing...

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In Memoriam of Shirley Riley: One Client’s Legacy

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 in Clients, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, In Memoriam, Law, People, Poverty, Shelter | 0 comments

Last Sunday my client, Shirley Riley, passed away. In speaking with her daughter and her mother this week, it struck me that her family may not know the profound impact she had on the lives of other D.C. residents.  I’d like to share a small part of her story so that they and others will know more about the legacy of her fight for justice. I first met Ms. Riley in 2009 when she was staying in the D.C. General family shelter with her daughter....

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Rest In Peace Mary Ann Luby

Posted on Nov 30, 2010 in Advocates, Homelessness, In Memoriam, Non Profit, People | 11 comments

By Patty Mullahy Fugere Dear Friends – It is with great sorrow that I write to inform you of the passing of our beloved colleague, Mary Ann Luby. She succumbed to cancer late last night after learning of the disease not even two weeks ago. As you might expect if you know Mary Ann at all, she was at peace on the final days of her earth journey. She remained restless, though, about the injustices around her and managed to prepare a “to do” list...

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