In the fourth episode of the “NSV Radio: Voices of the Village” podcast, Vocational Center Manager Matt LaBorde speaks with Chaquita Goode, SOAR Benefits Counselor for N Street Village.Read Full Story
In this episode of “NSV Radio: Voices of the Village” podcast, we hear from Peggy Sparks, a member of the N Street Village Board of Directors, and Candice Taylor, Co-founder and Creative Director of CreativeJunkFood. Listen in as they share their love of N Street Village, their work in the arts, and the exciting mural project they are creating to celebrate the Village. The mural will consist of three panels and the first panel will be revealed at this year’s SHERO Community Walk on Saturday, Oct. 15. Take a listen!
The tools that you need are your eyes and your hands and your experiences. More than anything else is the experiences that you have. And the women who come into the room, these women have experiences that are profound.
Learn more stories of healing, hope, and transformation from Village clients and alumna.
With young children in tow, a recent divorce, and a move back to DC, Sherrilyn (who had a government job at the time) got involved with drugs in her early thirties. It was not long before she was spiraling out of control–she lost her job, lost custody of her daughters and lost her housing. Frequently in and out of jail due to drugs, she tried to get clean, but somehow always wound up homeless and using again.Read Full Story
When Rosalind was in 5th grade, her dad committed suicide. After that, her mother, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, became increasingly physically and verbally abusive. Rosalind took the brunt of it.
Despite the increasing violence at home, Rosalind was a great student. She finished high school and went on to Morgan State College, where she made the Dean’s List and graduated magna cum laude. Between her studies, she married her first husband.Read Full Story
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