N Street Village Wins Washington Post 2006 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

On June 21, 2006, N Street Village, a nonprofit social service agency for D.C.’s homeless women, received The Washington Post’s 2006 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. The award followed an extensive three-step judging process that included a detailed two-part application and site visits.

Twenty D.C.-area nonprofits applied for the award, and N Street Village was one of five that became a finalist. The winner was announced at a Nonprofit Management Workshop at the Post’s downtown headquarters.

The award is based on outstanding achievement in several areas: fiscal management, information and communication, organizational development, board development, planning, resource development, risk management, use of technology, diversity, and evaluation.

At the awards ceremony, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement presented a $7,500 unrestricted cash grant to N Street Village.  In addition, N Street Village received a full scholarship from The Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership.

This year N Street Village has been recognized as a center of excellence for services to homeless women by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), and Enterprise (formerly known as the Enterprise Foundation).

N Street Village, Inc. is a nonprofit social service agency founded in 1973 by Luther Place Memorial Church as an ecumenical endeavor. N Street Village empowers chronically homeless and low-income women to claim their highest quality of life by offering a broad spectrum of services and advocacy in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.  The Village also provides affordable housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families.

Every day (we are never closed) we provide food, clothing, showers, transitional and permanent housing, a Recovery Program, case management, mental and physical health care, and support to re-enter the workforce – including preparation to GED. N Street Village annually serves over six-hundred and fifty women.