News & Updates

Clients Go the Distance With Back on My Feet

Three times a week, seven N Street Village clients wake up before sunrise, lace up their running shoes, and hit the streets. They’re taking part in Back on My Feet, an innovative program that engages the homeless in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Back on My Feet started in Philadelphia […]

N Street Village’s Wellness Center Featured in Washington Post

N Street Village was recently featured in The Washington Post! Read about the healing power of our knit and crochet circle — one of our Wellness Center offerings — in “At District’s N Street Village, a chance for women to knit a lifeline to others” by Petula Dvorak (8/17/10).

N Street Village Announces New Executive Director

N Street Village is pleased to announce a key leadership change. On July 1, 2010, Schroeder Stribling will become Executive Director of N Street Village. Current Executive Director Mary Funke will take on a new role as President, leading N Street Village’s fundraising efforts. “I am delighted about this transition, which will create new and […]

Client Receives Makeover to Get Interview-Ready

Client Sheila Melvin received a beauty makeover that was featured on Fox 5 news on November 24, 2009. A participant in our Education and Employment Center (EEC) program, Sheila was in the hands of renowned stylist Paul Wharton, to get her job-interview ready. Paul enlisted the support of Macy’s By Appointment, which provided Sheila with […]

N Street Village Celebrates Opening of New Primary Care Clinic

Over 125 supporters attended the grand opening of Unity Health Care’s newest primary health care center within N Street Village’s Wellness Center on October 29, 2009.  “It is a great honor to partner with Unity Health Care, which will provide quality health care services to the women at N Street Village,” said Dr. Funke. Unity […]

N Street Village Clients Thrilled to Attend People’s Inaugural Ball

“Cinderella never had it so good,” exclaimed Bobbi Henderson, one of seven women from N Street Village selected to attend the first-ever People’s Inaugural Ball on January 20. “It was a dream I could have never dreamed,” she said. Our clients were invited by the Stafford Foundation to attend the noteworthy Ball to celebrate the […]

HUD Secretary Preston Visits N Street Village

He wanted to see an exemplary model of service to the homeless, so Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Steve Preston visited N Street Village. The Secretary, accompanied by HUD staff, came to N Street Village on a fact-finding tour on July 28. “It has been an extraordinary privilege to welcome Secretary Preston to N […]

The Dalai Lama Visits N Street Village

The Dalai Lama visited N Street Village, an occasion of immense honor for the women whom we serve. On October 19, His Holiness the Dalai Lama came to N Street Village to talk to our clients, staff, volunteers, and donors about the need for compassion in the world for the vulnerable. “N Street Village has […]

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 […]