This year, the Village is expanding to include three new
specialized programs focused on addiction recovery, mental
health stability, and vocational training.
Like many of the Village programs, these innovative initiatives
were shaped by Village residents and alumna, who participated
in focus groups to provide input on what was needed in the
Village community and continuum of care. Their voice, combined
with data and responses from the 2017 Needs Assessment by
the Women’s Task Force of the D.C. Interagency Council on
Homelessness, set the framework to launch these programs.
We look forward to sharing more updates with you in the
• THE GREENHOUSE, named in honor of longtime Village
staff member and alumna Evelyn Green, is a place for women
to find freedom from substance abuse and to enter a new
life in recovery. The program also includes potential access to
• THE HOLISTIC HOUSING PROGRAM is a residential
program providing women with a supportive and therapeutic
community to address mental health stability and holistic
• THE MARJ & MAK VOCATIONAL CENTER provides
drop-in classes as well as one-on-one trainings to support
women in reaching their goals related to education,
employment, benefits, income and/or financial health.
The Center was named in honor of the mothers of long-time
Village friends, Stu and Pat Van Scoyoc, whose contributions
helped make this program possible.
Your ongoing support helps ensure the Village can meet every
woman where she is and provide the hope, community, and tools
to take the next step on her journey of healing and recovery.