Testimonials

Testimonials

Guest Feedback:
"The staff understands that this isn’t a place to punish people. They greet you like they want to help you. They respect the guests here, so we respect them back. That’s why the mood is so safe here. You feel like you belong.” --MK guest, Robert

"I was working towards my goals, but I still needed nourishment and support. That’s what I found at Miriam’s Kitchen. It is a place where you can feel like you belong, and feel comfortable getting the help you need.” -- MK Guest, Marquel

"I could go to other organizations that are closer to where I stay, but I come to Miriam's Kitchen because I feel like a human being every time I walk through those doors. Everyone is so friendly here...from the [case managers] to the kitchen." --MK guest

"When I had no place to go, Miriam's Kitchen was there for me." --MK guest

"If you're alone, Miriam's Kitchen will make sure you have friends that steer you the right way." --MK guest

Donor Feedback:

"Miriam's Kitchen represents the best that our community has to offer, and it demonstrates just how much we can achieve when we unite around a common purpose." --First Lady Michelle Obama

Advocate Feedback:
"We wouldn’t be anywhere near where we are today with systemic change that better serves our fellow community members experiencing homelessness without the hard work and strategic thinking that Miriam’s Kitchen has consistently brought to the table, week after week.  I’ve been so impressed to engage with everyone on your team." --David Tweedie, The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness

Volunteer Feedback:
"In so many other volunteer experiences you just get put in the back, but at Miriam's Kitchen you get to be up front and feel that you are really making a difference." --MK volunteer Christine Friedberg

"You can tell that all it takes to brighten [a guests'] day is having someone ask how they're doing. It's such a rewarding feeling to be part of that at Miriam's Kitchen." --MK volunteer Olivia Terpstra

"Miriam's Kitchen is a phenomenal organization. The experience was enriching, enlightening and inspiring." --MK volunteer Warren Romine

"Miriam's Kitchen has at its heart practical, effective care which, in my mind, makes it an appropriate example for successful homeless care in a large city." --MK volunteer Ben Vipond

Awards & Recognition:
2013 Washingtonian 50 Great Places to Work 
2013 Mayor's Art Award for Innovation in the Arts
2013 Street Sense Founder's Award
2011 Washingtonian 50 Best Places to Work
2011/2012 Catalogue for Philanthropy Best Small Charities
2010 Meyer Foundation Exponent Award
2010 Washington Business Journal Best Place to Work in Greater Washington
2009 Washington Business Journal Best Place to Work in Greater Washington
2009 Washington City Paper Best Place to Volunteer in DC
2008 Washingtonian Best Local Charities
2007/2008 Catalogue for Philanthropy Best Small Charities