Lessons of Hope Forum: Family Homelessness in DC
Increase your Street Sense! Did you know:
•In 2014, over 1,200 families & 3,800 members of families experienced homelessness in DC.
•Since 2010, the number of families experiencing homelessness in DC has grown by 50%.
•Family homelessness in the District rose 24% this winter, and advocates continue to worry about a shortage of beds in the family shelter system.
Join Street Sense for our latest #LessonsOfHope latest forum and networking event, focused on issues faced by homeless families in the metro D.C. area.
Talk to local nonprofits about volunteer opportunities, and hear from our forum panelists about the journey of families experiencing homelessness in and around the District, efforts to help those experiencing it, and how we can help.
•Elissa Silverman, Councilwoman At-Large
•Mary Cunningham, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute
•Marta Beresin, Staff Attorney, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
•Sasha Williams, Street Sense Vendor with first-hand experience
•Aaron Weiner, Housing Complex Reporter, The Washington City Paper
Take part in this vibrant discussion, increase your Street Sense, and learn about ways you can help this spring and beyond.