From Alden Leonard. Contact him at alden[AT]borderstan.com and follow him @aldenleonard on Twitter.
N Street Village is expanding its services to District homeless women. 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 — Erna’s House — at 1107 11th Street NW. Erna’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 Village’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 Street’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 Village’s important work, check out their website.