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Our community is fully immersed in the new year — setting goals and working towards achieving them. One of our goals this year is to make sure you are always the first to hear about what’s happening at the Village.

Facebook Like UsJoin us on Facebook and stay connected to what is going on in our community, as well as the issues that affect our community most – chronic homelessness, lack of affordable housing, accessible health care and preventative medicine, addiction, and unemployment.

“Just by being a fan of the Facebook page, I feel I am part of the community.”
Jaime Andrews, N Street Village supporter

What can you expect by connecting with us on Facebook?

  • You’ll get an intimate look at day-to-day happenings at the Village and see success stories from our community.
  • You’ll be the first to learn of ways to get involved with us through events, in-kind donation needs, and volunteer opportunities.
  • You’ll be able to start and join discussions on a variety of topics affecting our community and the women we serve.
  • And finally, you will join a community of like-minded individuals who care deeply about N Street Village and who share your interest in helping homeless and low-income women in our city.

So please join our page and invite your friends and family to join too!
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Nicole NewmanN Street Village’s Facebook page offers a great way to stay connected, get updated and quickly spread the word about the amazing work going on at N street Village. It is also a way to truly see how your support makes a difference. N Street Village is transparent and open about its programs and client stories, helping me to better understand how my involvement makes an impact. –Nicole Newman, former N Street Village employee and supporter

Staff Spotlight – Mary Douglas

This month, meet N Street Village staff member Mary Douglas.  Mary began working part-time at N Street Village in 2009 at Luther Place Night Shelter as a Residential Support Services Program Assistant. She recently transitioned into a new full-time position as Health Promotion Specialist.  In her new role, Mary encourages clients to make and achieve goals related to health promotion and disease prevention.  Mary sat down with us to share more about herself and her experience at N Street Village.

NSV: What brought you to N Street Village?
MD:  I first learned about N Street Village when I was checking references on a potential hire at a previous job and spoke with now Executive Director Schroeder Stribling on the phone.   I remember while speaking with Schroeder thinking N Street Village sounded like an amazing place to work.  After having my son, I was thinking about going back to work and I noticed a part-time job working with residential programs and applied.  The rest is history.

NSV: What was your first impression of N Street Village?
MD:
My first impression was that N Street Village was a warm and welcoming community.
I also immediately recognized that this is a very collaborative working environment, which is really nice.

NSV: What has surprised you most about working at N Street Village?
MD:
 I am continually surprised at how much is accomplished here and the full extent of services offered.

NSV: What do you find most challenging about working as a Health Promotion Specialist at N Street Village?
MD:
New ideas come up all the time.  I wish I had more time in the day to accomplish everything I would like to.

NSV: What do you wish other people knew about N Street Village?
MD:
The women we serve are just like you and me.  Our clients and residents don’t all fit the stereotypical picture of what people assume is homeless.  The women we work with are former teachers, secretaries, mothers, and grandmothers.  We can all learn from the experiences they are going through.

NSV: What is it that N Street Village is doing to impact the issue of women who are homeless or very low-income?
MD:
Specific to the Wellness Center, we offer a wide range of health services.  Often, when living an unstable life or faced with not having a home, our health can be one of the first areas we neglect.  Once a woman begins participating in our programs and utilizing our services they can slow down and really begin focusing on health and wellness.

NSV: What would you tell someone who is thinking about supporting the work of N Street Village?
MD:
We have a wide range of services that have a huge impact in so many areas: education, employment, recovery, housing, health and wellness.  And we are successful at what we do.

NSV: If you weren’t working at N Street Village, what would you be doing instead?
MD:
I would most likely be at home raising my children.  Also, I would probably be baking more cakes!

NSV: What do you enjoy most about living and working in D.C.?
MD:
I love all of the cultural activities available in the city and so much of it is free! Exploring the city with my son is a lot of fun.  Some of our favorite activities are swimming, skating, and exploring all of the great parks.