While D.C. initiatives have made progress in combatting high HIV rates, Black women who face poverty and are at high risk for contracting HIV need greater investment in resources, awareness and PrEP medication.
Content categorized as Physical Health
A Street Sense vendor writes about the loss of his father.
One of the most challenging aspects of being homeless is having to use the toilet overnight! How does one manage and cope with such a dilemma?!
A Street Sense vendor discusses President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s opposition to abortion.
We need restrooms in this city for everyone to use. I once walked more than ten blocks, from Gallery Place to George Washington University Hospital, before someone let me use the bathroom.
Proposed bill would establish a taskforce to investigate and plan installations of public restrooms.
New legislation proposed for District to provide public restrooms and to encourage businesses to make restrooms open to the public.
Mayor Bowser and Obama administration officials spoke at the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, which provides housing to homeless veterans in D.C. and includes other affordable units for low-income tenants.
The day after the inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington brought 500,000 demonstrators to the National Mall to affirm women’s rights and for many, to protest the new Trump administration.
A new invention to increase response times to health emergencies on the Metro.
A vendor’s new year’s resolutions, in four categories.
A poem about not making a new year’s resolution.
Moving Up discusses how the new presidential administration could impact jobs, wages and healthcare.
A vendor returns to Street Sense after time away.
Street Sense honors the life of Enzel Sudler– a car enthusiast, comedian and beloved member of the homeless community who passed away in Oct. 2016.
The CCNV is the largest homeless shelter in D.C., but it is also full of dark secrets. Residents speak out about what’s broken in the D.C. housing system and what needs to be fixed.
The nonprofit People for Fairness Coalition is contacting some of the District’s biggest movers and shakers for the Dec. 20 Homeless Person’s Memorial Day candlelight vigil.
Street Sense remembers beloved artists and vendor Kanell Washington, also known as Kenneth Ward.
Joyful Food Markets is a monthly pop-up market run by Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank that gives the families of elementary students in Wards 7 and 8 free produce and nonperishable groceries at monthly community events. Each enrolled child at the 21 schools where Joyful Markets are currently held can receive 23 pounds of food. Martha’s Table also hosts free pop-up markets at Rita Bright and Fort Stanton community centers.
The United Way of the National Capitol Area is preparing for its second annual Project Homeless Connect on October 19. The resource fair will connect homeless Washingtonian with free on-site access to medical care, employment services, housing information and more.