Washington, DC

Serve and learn in Washington D.C. with Amizade

The United States of America is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, yet on any given night, some 500,000 individuals experience homelessness. During this program, participants explore the history, causes and consequences of homelessness, food insecurity, and “forced displacement” (gentrification) in the U.S. through dynamic service-learning at a wide variety of community and non-profit organizations. Through discussions, interactions with speakers and workshops, participants compare the strengths and limitations of emergency food and housing programs, federal food and nutrition assistance and community-based approaches to organizing for change.

OPPORTUNITIES

Program focus on hunger and homelessness

SHORT TERM & CUSTOMIZED

WASHINGTON D.C. TEAM

KEY THEMES

The main themes associated with our programs in Washington D.C. are:

• Hunger and homelessness

HEALTH & SAFETY

As you or your loved one prepares to serve with Amizade in Washington, DC, you can rest comfortably with the knowledge that Amizade has an exceptionally strong safety record and ability to respond to any emerging challenges.

• Amizade’s Safety Record and Emergency Considerations

RESOURCES

The Basics

Review the Amizade Washington DC Site Handbook.

Readings

State of Homelessness Report: http://endhomelessness.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-soh.pdf

National Coalition for the Homeless: http://nationalhomeless.org/

How Bad is Homelessness in America?: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-bad-is-homelessness-in-america-really_us_58f6916de4b0c892a4fb736f

How America Counts Its Homeless And Why So Many Are Overlooked: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/16/homeless-count-population-america-shelters-people

District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness: Strategic Plan 2015-2020: https://ich.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ich/page_content/attachments/ICH-StratPlan2.9-Web.pdf

Media

1. Hard Times Generation, CBS 60 Minutes, 3/11/11. (Segment on homeless families living in budget motels.)

2. Hard Times Generation, CBS 60 Minutes, 11/27/11. (Segment on homeless families living in their vehicles.) Watch here

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