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D.C.’s Most Valuable Asset

Submitted on March 13, 2019 - 8:09 pm

Last week, on the steps of DC’s city hall, advocates gathered to call for an end to long term homelessness in the District. As leaders of The Way Home Campaign, Miriam’s Kitchen organized the event to build community, hear powerful stories, and urge our government to invest in its people. Ken

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Racial Equity: What’s Next? 

Submitted on March 3, 2019 - 11:08 am

In our last post, we reviewed the ways that MK has engaged in racial equity over the past year. Reflecting on the year put things into perspective and offered insight into our achievements. It has been important to identify and celebrate those wins (big and small), as practicing gratitude has been key to combating

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Racial Equity: 2018 Year in Review

Submitted on February 7, 2019 - 12:40 pm

In February 2018, Miriam’s Kitchen published our first external message that spoke explicitly about the link between race and homelessness. One year later, racial equity has become a core part of our work, and we remain committed to integrating equitable practices throughout the organization. Our method, based on the Wheel

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Shutdown Over, But Need Remains

Submitted on February 1, 2019 - 9:18 am

“Am I going to lose my voucher? Am I going to be homeless again?” These are some of the questions Director of Housing, Kierstin Quinsland, and her team received from residents during the shutdown. For both those in housing and those currently experiencing homelessness, this uncertainty has caused anxiety that

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Honoring MLK Through Service, Equality and Learning

Submitted on January 24, 2019 - 5:59 am

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and in celebration of his commitment to racial justice, I am delighted to share updates about MK’s racial equity work, welcome our Advocacy Fellows, and highlight today’s “Day of Service” volunteers. Racial Equity at MK Our staff-led Racial Equity Working Group (REWG), created

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Help Make Sure Everyone Is Counted!

Submitted on January 9, 2019 - 10:05 am

On January 23, 2019, hundreds of trained volunteers and experienced outreach professionals will come together to conduct a single-night count and survey of the people experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia. You can help make sure everyone is counted. Join us! The Point in Time (PIT) count provides a

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Thank you for providing meals and more!

Submitted on January 3, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Thank you! Together you contributed $108,138 through our 2018 More Than A Meal campaign—helping us secure the $100,000 match! More importantly, your timely support provides a warm welcoming community and critical support to over 2,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in DC. Serving freshly-made, delicious meals will always be a core part

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