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Friendship Place

  1. 2. Families comprised 32% of the 1.6 million 6,228 IN D.C. ALONE 1 IN 66 ARE HOMELESS IN MAJOR CITY IN SUBURBAN AND RURAL AREAS, HOMELESSNESS GREW FROM 23% IN 2007 TO 32% IN 2008, A 9% INCREASE IN THE UNITED STATES 1.6 MILLION HOMELESS IN 2008
  2. 3. <ul><li>Enable homeless and formerly homeless adults in the upper Northwest area of the District of Columbia to rebuild their lives  with the involvement of the community. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Outreach Hospitality Health Care Case Management Shelters Advocate and educate about struggles faced
  4. 5. <ul><li>16, left foster home </li></ul><ul><li>Back and forth between homeless and employment </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered he has epilepsy, and later on schizophrenia </li></ul><ul><li>Now, has own apartment </li></ul><ul><li>Recipient of the Community Outreach Award for the 12 th Annual Benjamin E. Cooper Awards </li></ul>Siletti
  5. 7. <ul><li>You cannot deny someone’s humanity, solely based on their temporary situation. </li></ul><ul><li>If you strip away the homelessness, we are all the same; we all bleed red. </li></ul><ul><li>Regardless of your position in society, you could find yourself homeless. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone has their own story. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Talk to them; get to know them as people </li></ul><ul><li>Give a meal and/or monetary donation </li></ul><ul><li>Donate to organizations such a Friendship Place that promote awareness and education </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ignore a fellow human being’s existence, no matter the circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Small things matter </li></ul>&quot;(now) I can feel safe, and trust somebody&quot;
  7. 9. Sources <ul><li>http://www.friendshipplacedc.org/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Preliminary Enumeration </li></ul><ul><li>The 2008 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress </li></ul>

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