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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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Guest Spotlight: With Housing First, Kathy Can Give Back

Submitted on October 3, 2019 - 1:11 pm

Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager Solomon Abawi (right) helped Kathy Sprouse (left) move into her new home on New Years’ Day in 2015. Kathy was one of our first housing program clients, and she is filled with gratitude. “Things have really changed for me. I’m blessed, and housing made all

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Hustle: How Miriam’s Kitchen is the Key to Housing

Submitted on September 22, 2019 - 5:23 am

Doing whatever it takes to help people home. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program at Miriam’s Kitchen. In that span, the program has grown from a staff of three serving 42 clients to a staff of 11 serving 176—with more growth projected in

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Celebrating PRIDE All Year Long

Submitted on July 22, 2019 - 11:16 am

At Miriam’s Kitchen, we celebrate PRIDE all year long. We recently reflected on PRIDE month, and how our partners and guests with lived experience collaborate together during the year to share our core value of belonging. Last October, George Chipev, attorney at Latham & Watkins, asked Miriam’s Kitchen to join

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