2017 Annual Report

Dear Friends:

We are pleased to present N Street Village’s Annual Report outlining significant achievements of the year, and including Voices of the Village – stories of women who have triumphed over adversity and inspired us with their courage and determination.

We invite you to scroll through a few of the highlights you have made possible over the past year or download the full 2017 Annual Report here. Our sincere thanks for your continued support and confidence.

Gratefully,

Schroeder Stribling                         Peter Shields
Chief Executive Officer                  Chair, Board of Directors

Your generosity helped change the lives of nearly 2,000 women experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. this year!

1,112

in-kind donations (meals, clothing, toiletries, towels, etc.)

207,871

nutritious meals served

739

women were provided supportive housing in a loving community

Village Voices: Catherine

Catherine retired from her retail career in 2008 and assumed the full-time role of taking care of her ailing mother in Memphis. After her mother passed in March 2011, Catherine had a hard time finding work and lived in a hotel until she could no longer afford the cost.

On a cold morning in February 2016, Catherine became homeless for the first time in her life. Alone, she made her way to Union Station where she met a woman who told her about the city’s emergency shelters. After trying unsuccessfully to find a housing program that felt safe and fit her needs, she heard the good news: N Street Village was opening a new Senior Temporary Housing program at The Patricia Handy Place for Women.

Catherine was accepted into the program and was one of the first to move in.

With stable housing in a caring community, Catherine embarked on a new beginning and soon started working part-time.

Today, she is still working part-time and now lives in her own, independent apartment.