Welcome to our first episode of the Wellness Series! In this episode our Wellness Center Manager Chaquita Goode, will be speaking to us about how self-esteem classes look like in N Street Village and how it has impacted many women.Read Full Story
In this episode of “NSV Radio: Voices of the Village,” Vocational Center Manager Matt LaBorde speaks with guest Jazmine Moore, Community Outreach and Program Manager for Streetwise Partners, which mentors adults from overlooked and under-resourced communities to increase employment opportunities. Hear about the services Streetwise Partners provides and how they collaborate with their clients.
We make sure that by the time folks walk out of this program, they have a strong resume, cover letter, can utilize their own professional networks, and really, it’s just skills that you are able to use for life.
Learn more stories of healing, hope, and transformation from Village clients and alumna.
“I was born and raised in Washington, DC. I had a great life, a wonderful husband, two children, and a 23 year career with the Washington Police Department.” As a drastic before and after picture flashed upon the big screen, Lee shared, “At 36, I was at an emotionally distressed place. I turned to alcohol and then cocaine to fill the void, and I lost everything. I escaped to NY, and I experienced every bad thing that could happen to a woman on drugs in NY: I am the survivor of emotional, physical and sexual abuse.” Her turning point, she says, is when some police offers stopped to say hello to her, and she remembered a glimmer of her past life. She got on the Greyhound bus back to DC.Read Full Story
Linda grew up in a loving family. After graduating from high school, Linda received a certificate in secretarial services. She worked for 30 years as an administrative professional and later as a nursing assistant.
But Linda’s life was not so easy. She struggled with mental illness and addiction, and she found herself homeless. She started coming to N Street Village’s Day Center to use the shower and get a meal. For months she kept to herself but one day Linda opened up to the staff and asked for help in finding housing.Read Full Story
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