The DCCA is hosting a 6 session series on the issues facing people without children who are experiencing chronic homelessness in the Dupont neighborhood. The sessions will cover topics ranging from the structural problems in DC’s housing market and social safety nets that are leading to an increase in homelessness, the individual challenges of mental health and substance abuse, the impact of COVID, the costs of addressing the issue more effectively and the very particular difficulties faced by people of color, women and LGBTQ youth.
The intention is that each of the topics is examined in a practical way so that those participating in the discussions will leave with the information that they need to help, to campaign for change and to support progress towards ending homelessness. The overall objective is to have a better informed community - a community that is better positioned to lobby or take action on the basis of facts. Registration for the series is now closed.
Visit our webpage to see the schedule and find a YouTube link
to each completed session alondside any materials shared by the presenters.
Thank you to the speakers who are contributing to this content and to the DCCA Homelessness Committee chaired by Nick Manning, who have put a great deal of thought, effort and care into developing this community program.