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Our Donors Are Becoming Our Best Advocates

Like a lot of organizations, sometimes we make the mistake of grouping our supporters by category: “we’ve got our volunteers over here, our donors over there, and our advocates right here…”

But that’s not really the case. Over the years, we’ve seen our supporters consistently seek out new ways to help us advance our mission to end chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C.

Patricia is Finally Home


After 20 years of experiencing homelessness, Patricia is finally home.

 
Patricia is one of 70 residents we support in our new Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program. With a safe place to call home, residents like Patricia no longer have to live in constant anxiety and can focus on rebuilding their lives.
 

Miriam’s Kitchen Becomes D.C.’s First Homeless Services Provider to be Honored with Slow Food DC “Snail of Approval”

Award Recognizes Miriam’s Kitchen’s Commitment to Quality, Authenticity and Sustainability in its Service to Washington’s Chronically Homeless Population   

Three Big Take-Away's From Mayor Bowser's Budget Proposal

Last week, Mayor Bowser released her 2016 budget proposal for the District of Columbia.

We know the budget process can be confusing, so we reached out to The Way Home campaign to break down the big take-aways:

I Never Thought of Myself as an Advocate

I never thought of myself as an advocate. Like a lot of people, I always thought an advocate was someone with skills that I didn’t have. Some kind of political specialist or something.

But the truth is, advocacy comes naturally to me. Because to be an advocate, you only need to do two things: first, you need to care. And second, you need to tell someone that you care.

Three Facts You Can Tell the Mayor About Chronic Homelessness


It’s common knowledge that chronic homelessness is expensive, but until recently, we’ve never been able to prove just what it costs the District.

Last week, that changed. Thanks to our partnership with the Advisory Board Company, we were able to unveil new data to prove to our leaders that this is an issue we literally can’t afford to ignore.

Three facts you should know:

Stand Up For Our Guests

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been knocked out at how eager our community is to support our guests. When we ran low on coffee, you overwhelmed us with your generosity. When our guests needed warm clothes, the donations came rolling in.
 
We are so grateful.
 
We’re writing to you today, because our guests still need your help.
 

Monthly "Fourth Thursday" Volunteer Happy Hour

Monthly "Fourth Thursday" Volunteer Happy Hour
Thursday, February 26, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Brookland Pint
716 Monroe Street, NE

We Asked, You Answered


Thank you so much.

Last week, we asked for your help.

In the grand scheme of things, it may have been a simple ask: a request to help us replenish our supply of coffee.

But it was also an investment in our community -- an opportunity to maintain Miriam's Kitchen as a warm place of belonging for our guests. A place where anyone can enjoy a cup of coffee and feel they are welcome.

We never could have imagined your response.

Miriam’s Kitchen Gets a Fresh Perspective on Advocacy


New “Advocacy Fellows” Program Leverages Skills and Perspectives of Formerly Homeless Experts to Advance Mission of Ending Chronic Homelessness in Washington, D.C.