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In Memory of Jeff Johnson

Submitted on December 18, 2014 - 11:39 am

Tomorrow is National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, when we honor the memories of all who died this year without the dignity of a home. This year’s events will be especially difficult because just a few weeks ago, a long-time Miriam’s Kitchen guest passed away.  Jeff Johnson was a special presence

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Home for the Holidays

Submitted on December 16, 2014 - 11:56 am

It’s a phrase you often hear at this time of year: Home for the Holidays. Last week I asked our guest, Shandell, how he used to feel when he heard “Home for the Holidays.” “I was homeless for many years, staying in shelters. It’s a terrible way to live. I was alone

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You Can Make a Difference Today: Giving Tuesday

Submitted on December 2, 2014 - 10:13 am

Today’s the day! It’s Giving Tuesday.  I’m asking you to be a part of the global movement to make a difference today. The winter weather has arrived and your support will help our guests in their day to day struggle to survive. But you can also help our guests to make

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Seeking a Side Dish? Chef Emily’s Got You Covered!

Submitted on November 19, 2014 - 6:02 pm

We know how Thanksgiving can be. Perhaps you’re stressed out about traveling. Maybe the impending holiday shopping has you stressed. Or maybe you just aren’t up for all of those questions about whether you’ll be bringing “anyone special” to dinner this year. And now someone just asked you to bring

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A Headline You May Have Missed…

Submitted on November 17, 2014 - 4:13 pm

This was a particularly exciting Veterans Day in the District of Columbia. You undoubtedly heard about the stellar Concert for Valor, which drew hundreds of thousands to D.C. to celebrate our vets and honor their service. But the process of honoring our vets started several hours before Dave Grohl or

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Our Next Mayor Can End Chronic Homelessness in D.C.

Submitted on November 6, 2014 - 4:34 pm

In light of this week’s Mayoral election, we asked our resident Advocacy Guru, Kurt Runge, for his perspective. Kurt is MK’s Director of Advocacy, and a founding partner of The Way Home Campaign. “On behalf of all of the partners in the Way Home Campaign, as well as every D.C.

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Five Fast Facts about EJ de Lara

Submitted on October 30, 2014 - 9:36 am

Each year, Miriam’s Kitchen’s Case Management team welcomes a new group of volunteer corps members. And each year, they knock us out with their tireless passion, energy and commitment to our guests!  This week, we’re getting to know a particularly energetic new addition at MK, Jesuit Volunteer Corps member, EJ

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