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Homelessness and Women : A Reflection During Women’s History Month

Submitted on March 25, 2019 - 4:42 pm

Written by: Lara Pukatch, Miriam’s Kitchen Advocacy Director As you know well, our mission is to end long term homelessness in DC, a crisis that is disproportionately impacting men. Approximately 80% of those that come to our dining room, access our outreach services, or reside in our housing program identify

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Announcing one of our honorees for Mission Possible 2019:  Tony Burns!

Submitted on March 25, 2019 - 9:07 am

Tony will be receiving the Dignity award at this year’s Mission Possible Celebration for his work as a peer mentor and advocate for people experiencing homelessness in DC. Tony was referred to Miriam’s Kitchen to connect with our intensive case management and to take steps to find a safe, permanent

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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

Written by: Brittney Washington, Miriam’s Kitchen Racial Equity & Inclusion Manager  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

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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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