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In challenging times, look for the helpers

Submitted on May 18, 2020 - 12:50 pm

At this time of year, Miriam’s Kitchen is usually busy preparing for our annual Mission Possible gala to celebrate the progress we have achieved together in ending chronic and veteran homelessness in DC. With continued uncertainty around the coronavirus, we feel it is best to cancel this year’s gala. Doing so enables us to focus instead on the increased response efforts needed at

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COVID-19: Changes to volunteering, meals, and case management

Submitted on March 12, 2020 - 3:43 pm

(uploaded 03.12.2020) With recent developments around COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the metropolitan area, we have decided to temporarily suspend the volunteer program effective immediately. This temporary action will last through Sunday, April 5, at which point we will reassess. We have also canceled the upcoming volunteer orientations scheduled for March 20. Given

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Update from the big, white tent

Submitted on March 30, 2020 - 1:53 pm

March 19, 2020 In just four days, Miriam’s Kitchen has quickly adapted programs to both live out our core value that guests are the center of everything we do and uphold our responsibility to keep our community healthy, safe and informed. A few highlights from the past week: We moved

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In Light of COVID-19: A commitment to our guests

Submitted on March 11, 2020 - 6:42 pm

Across our 37 years of existence, Miriam’s Kitchen has never closed our doors and that is because caring supporters like you have volunteered, donated, and given in-kind to ensure we can continue serving our neighbors during uncertain times.   The population vulnerable to COVID-19 (coronavirus)—older individuals with complicating health factors—includes our guests experiencing homelessness.   And

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Preparedness

Submitted on March 10, 2020 - 4:53 pm

(uploaded 03.10.2020) UPDATE 03.12.2020: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, WE ARE TEMPORARILY CANCELING VOLUNTEER SHIFTS THROUGH APRIL 5. During this heightened time of awareness around COVID-19, we want to underline our commitment to the health and well-being of all members of our community–guests, staff, volunteers, and visitors. Thanks to the high hygiene standards

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Highs, Lows, Lessons Learned – An open conversation about racial equity

Submitted on February 21, 2020 - 11:49 am

Over the past few years, Miriam’s Kitchen has shifted our internal operations, programming, and culture to better reflect how racial equity is integral to our mission of ending chronic and veteran homelessness in DC. This shift has required all staff throughout the organization to engage valuable time, mental space, and

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What the Trump budget proposal means for ending homelessness in DC

Submitted on February 21, 2020 - 10:20 am

By Jesse Rabinowitz and Lara Pukatch- Miriam’s Kitchen   Last week, The Trump Administration released their proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. If enacted, the proposal would cut many vital programs that address homelessness, housing instability, and hunger. The proposed budget represents a huge step backwards from the nationwide progress we have made towards ending homelessness and is a missed opportunity to further equity and connect our neighbors to life-saving housing.   

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