From Alden Leonard.Â Contact him atÂ alden[AT]borderstan.comÂ and follow himÂ @aldenleonardÂ on Twitter.
N Street Village is expanding its services to District homeless women.Â The Washington Business Journal reported earlier this month that the Village started moving its residents into a recently acquired and renovated Logan Circle apartment building â€”Â Ernaâ€™s House â€”Â at 1107 11th Street NW. Ernaâ€™s House will provide housing and other critical services to 31 women.
N Street Village, which was founded 40 years ago by members of the Luther Place Church, also houses around 100 women at its flagship property at Vermont and N Streets NW.
Part of the operating costs for N Street Villageâ€™s properties and programs are covered by the DC government, which ultimately saves money by giving homeless individuals steady (as opposed to emergency) shelter and care. In addition to housing, N Street also provides its residents employment programs and key medical services.
As executive director Schroeder Stribling notes, this is a time when financial contributions are shrinking, and yet demand for N Streetâ€™s services is increasing. For such an expansion to happen amidst these lean times is a boon for the organization and for the District.
To learn more about N Street Villageâ€™s important work, check out their website.