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N Street Village

N Street Village, Inc. is a non-profit social service community founded in 1973 by Luther Place Memorial Church as an ecumenical endeavor in response to the destruction from the civil rights riots that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. N Street Village empowers chronically homeless and low-income women to claim their highest quality of life by offering a broad spectrum of services and advocacy in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Featured Charities

  • Asian Women's Self Help Association - ASHA

    Our clients face cultural, language, and other barriers that prevent easy access to community resources that are available. We provide the link that helps them negotiate and overcome these obstacles.

  • DC Action for Children

    DC ACT's mission is to educate, publicize and organize in order to improve conditions for children, youth and families in the District of Columbia.

  • Our Place

    The mission of Our Place, DC is to support women who are or have been in the criminal justice system by providing the resources they need to maintain connections with the community, resettle after incarceration, and reconcile with their families. Our Place helps women remain drug and alcohol free, obtain decent housing and jobs, gain access to education, secure resources for their children, and maintain physical and emotional health.

  • SCAN of Northern Virginia

    SCAN of Northern Virginia's mission is to promote the well-being of children, improve parent-child relations and prevent child abuse and neglect by:

    • educating the community about the scope, nature and consequences of child abuse and neglect and the importance of positive, nurturing parenting;
    • providing direct parent education; and
    • advocating for children in the community, the legislature and the courts.

Previously Featured Charities

2005 Featured Charities
  • My Sister's Place

    My Sister's Place is a domestic violence service provider that provides comprehensive and holistic services for families experiencing abuse including emergency shelter, transitional housing, and counseling, as well as community outreach and education.

  • Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry

    Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry battles the AIDS epidemic in its community. Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry provides HIV/AIDS prevention education to more than 25,000 youth annually and supports 555 children, youth, and families with essential social services including 16,000 rides per year to medical appointments.

  • East River Family Strengthening Collaborative

    East River Family Strengthening Collaborative strengthens family functioning by reducing the risk and incidence of child maltreatment; and works to improve the viability of neighborhoods as nurturing environments by promoting integrated service delivery.

  • Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place

    Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place (CCF/FP) exists to enable people in the upper Northwest area of the District of Columbia who are or have been homeless to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community. Founded in 1991 - 1992, CCH/FP serves over 420 individuals a year, by providing outreach, transitional and permanent housing, and social services for homeless men and women living in upper-Northwest Washington, D.C.

  • United Communities Against Poverty

    United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP's) mission is to alleviate poverty, improve community relations and maximize the quality of life for the diverse residents of Prince George's County.

2004 Featured Charities
  • Vietnamese-American Community Service Center

    The Mission of the Vietnamese-American Community Service Center (VACSC) is to help Asian refugees and immigrants overcome cultural and linguistic barriers, and to enrich the lives of the youth, helping them create a better future for themselves and society.

  • Arlingtonians Ministering to Emergency Needs

    Upon referral from a social worker, Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs, Inc. provides same-day emergency financial assistance to Arlington residents in need of help to pay their rent, utility bills, prescriptions, medical and dental care, and transportation.

  • Books Bears and Bonnets

    Books, Bears & Bonnets helps children and adults fighting cancer by giving them colorful boxes, each containing an array of delightful gifts including a cuddly teddy bear, a book, a baseball cap, a greeting card and bookmark that create smiles.

  • Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive

    Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive assists sex workers in leading healthier lives through nationally recognized programs which address the impact of HIV/AIDS, poverty, discrimination, violence, and drug use.

  • The Family Place

    Set in a multi-cultural and multi-racial environment, The Family Place is a community drop-in center that provides hospitality, resources, and support services to expectant parents and families with young children.

2003 Featured Charities
  • Arlington Street People's Assistance Network

    From emergency food and shelter, to intensive case management, employment and housing, A-SPAN's comprehensive approach gets homeless people off the streets and living lives of dignity and self-sufficiency.
    (UW/CFC# 8404)

  • CASA of Maryland

    Improving the lives of thousands of low-income Latinos, CASA of Maryland provides legal representation, adult education, employment, and advocacy training.
    (UW/CFC# 8159)

  • Samaritan Inns

    Samaritan Inns provides an award-winning addiction recovery continuum — described as a "model for the nation" — for 500 moms, dads, daughters, and sons per year.
    (UW/CFC# 8250)

  • Sasha Bruce Youthwork

    Sasha Bruce Youthwork turns things around for families in crisis. Serena was in danger, missing school, and on the streets with older, drug-involved men. Sasha Bruce's outreach services connected her to counseling and group activities to help her get back on track. Serena is now a university student and her family relationships are strong. With skillful, well-timed involvement, a bad period in a young person's life can become a turning point toward a positive future.
    (UW/CFC# 8182)

  • WEAVE (Women Empowered Against Violence)

    Providing unparalleled support for domestic violence survivors, WEAVE gives women the tools they need to build safe, stable homes for themselves and their children.
    (UW/CFC# 9189)

2002 Featured Charities
  • Bread for the City

    For the 3,500 families served each month, Bread for the City's multifaceted approach provides health care for the uninsured, legal representation for ignored tenants, and professional attire for job-seeking clients.

  • Bright Beginnings

    Susie spends her nights with her mom in a homeless shelter, but she spends her days in a magical place called Bright Beginnings. This free, full-day development program provides Susie with nutritious meals and safe nap times. Bright Beginnings offers stability and individual attention for Susie and 85 other children whose lives are in flux. Susie is learning pre-literacy skills in the education program and says her favorite part of the day is ballet class.

  • Community Family Life Services

    CFLS provides employment, health, youth education, emergency, and housing services that target the root causes of the entrenched poverty in the District.

  • Northern Virginia Family Service

    Volunteer your business skills with "Training Futures," a top-performing 22-week program that helps low-income workers earn an average of $6,000 higher wage after graduation.

  • Prince George's Child Resource Center

    The Child Resource Center provides 10,000 annual referrals to child care, ongoing training programs, and individual counseling to parents.

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