It's still winter!
Even though our temperatures are improving (Hurrah, by the way!), it’s still cold outside at times. As the temperatures drop, we ask you to remember the homeless. If the temperature drops below 32 degrees and you see a homeless person, please call the local hypothermia shelter in your community for help. They can shelter the individual for the night.
In DC, please call (202) 399-7093. There are several shelters in NOVA and MD too. Please call your local police for the one in your specific community. Thank you for caring!
Did you know...
…it is estimated that 23% of the nation’s homeless population are veterans; that 56% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, that roughly 1.5 million additional veterans are at-risk for homelessness due to a variety of issues (e.g., poverty, no support system), and that the VA estimates 107k veterans are homeless on any given night. Further, over the course of a year, approximately twice that number may experience homelessness? Sc.: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Get involved today!
AHI has a variety of ways to get involved. You can support our homeless veterans through a direct donation (by sending your check or money order to Access Housing Inc. DC, 820 Chesapeake Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20032), or by donating via your employers workplace giving campaign. You can also volunteer at the center and use your skills to provide a bevy of program and recreational support services. To learn more, please contact Greg Crawford at email@example.com today.