Entries by Katie Matusik

A Summer Village Thank You!

We are so grateful to the many Village friends, supporters, partners, and groups that have generously given their time, talent and treasure to support us over the last few months. From donating toiletries to cooking dinners to hosting fundraisers, thank you for investing in the lives of the nearly 2,000 women who rely on N […]

A Summer Letter from the CEO

Dear Friends, A few weeks ago, I visited N Street Village’s emergency shelter, Patricia Handy Place for Women, and had the chance to visit with some residents. There, I met a woman named Queenie – a tall African American woman who had just come from work. She told me proudly that although she was sixty […]

Carol’s Story – Finding Hope and Healing

I grew up in the D.C. area. My parents had good jobs with the government, and I attended a private Catholic school from kindergarten through my senior year. When I was sixteen, I met a boy at a concert. I got pregnant and had my first child at 19. We got married, and had five […]

Workplace Giving 101

N Street Village: What is Workplace Giving? Nora Wagman: Workplace Giving is an easy way to use payroll deductions to make tax-deductible donations to your favorite non-profits! NSV: Is it easy to enroll? NW: It’s extremely easy, you can set it up once and then forget about it. If your employer has a Workplace Giving enrollment […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Project Knitwell

This month, get to know N Street Village volunteer Ann Herzog and Project Knitwell! Ann started volunteering at N Street Village through Project Knitwell, which is a local nonprofit that promotes the benefits of therapeutic knitting. She now teaches classes at N Street Village where she uses knitting as a mechanism for stress relief. What […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Xenia

This month get to know N Street Village volunteer, Xenia Demitropoulos! Xenia is a special volunteer to the community because she was the first weekly recurring individual volunteer to serve dinner at N Street Village’s emergency shelter. In addition to Xenia’s commitment to the shelter, she also volunteers at Village fundraising events. Let’s get to […]

2019 Annual Auction FAQ

N Street Village’s Annual Auction will open March 7 and closes March 14 at 8 PM ET. To see a few of the items that will be available, click here. This year, all Auction items are available for bidding online! You can access the Silent Auction using your computer or mobile device. If you purchased […]

March Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Hannah Yoo

This month, get know N Street Village Volunteer Hannah Yoo. Since Hannah’s addition to the volunteer team, it’s hard remember a time when Hannah wasn’t part of the community. From serving meals with a groups at Patricia Handy Place for Women to serving breakfast almost every Friday in the Day Center to volunteering at our […]

Village Staff Spotlight: Meet Nicole Hall

Meet Nicole, an Assistant Manager at the Village’s downtown emergency and temporary shelter, the Patricia Handy Place for Women. Every night, Patricia Handy welcomes 213 women and provides beds, meals, showers, and medical care in a safe, loving community. Nicole works in the low-barrier program on the second floor, which is open to any woman […]