We’re happy to announce that this week, Hyacinth’s Place signed onto the Way Home Campaign. It’s an alliance of more than 3,500 individuals and over 40 organizations and businesses who have pledged to support a roadmap that will end chronic homelessness in the District by 2016. According to the campaign’s website, on any given night in the District, there are nearly 1,800 […]
This weekend, I sat down with my friend Andrea’s four cats to get their take on Giving Tuesday. After a long discussion about our mission and their priorities, they resoundingly agreed that Hyacinth’s Place will be their charity of choice tomorrow. Here’s why, in their own […]
Friends, It’s now been more than three years since Hyacinth’s Place opened its doors, and we are blessed to have many things to be thankful for. So before heading to the dinner table, we just had to jot down a few of the big ones. First and foremost, it was a big year for our residents. […]
Black Friday…Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday! December 2 is #Giving Tuesday, a movement to kick off the holiday season by celebrating community and generosity. On this international day of giving, families, congregations, businesses, volunteers, and many others join together to support charities that are working to strengthen communities and help those who are less fortunate. Coming on the heels of Black […]
The statistics are there: domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness in women.* Sadly that probably doesn’t surprise most people. But what if you ask why? Like, really, specifically, why? Someone’s immediate response might be that when survivors have to leave their homes, it’s often fast. Often despite having no plans for their […]
A large portion of the public response to Robin Williams’ heartbreaking suicide has been bewilderment: how was he depressed? He was so successful. He was so energetic. He had so much to live for. He was depressed because depression is an illness. Like cancer or heart disease, it doesn’t just go away if you’re beloved or talented […]
During the whirlwind budget season, we were hard at work fighting for programs that are important to Hyacinth’s Place. As part of our advocacy, we provided testimony in front of City Council’s Economic Development Committee.
Dana, a Hyacinth’s Place resident, and Urla, our executive director, testified in favor of the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF). Here are both of their remarks:
Tomorrow’s another big day for us in the budget process – mark-ups and a rally! Remember those committee hearings we were all excited about two weeks ago? Well, there was a point to that.
It’s budget season! It’s a big week for Hyacinth’s Place and all of our friends in the permanent supportive housing community! Two committees of the City Council will consider next year’s funding for two programs that are essential to helping our residents rebuild their lives. I’ll talk about those programs in a minute but first, […]