N Street Village provides a community of empowerment and recovery for D.C.'s homeless and low-income women. Services include a day center, housing, mental and physical health care, and job training.
Why do we exist?
N Street Village provides comprehensive social services and housing programs for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. We help vulnerable women who face multiple challenges – including mental illness, addiction, and chronic health problems – achieve stability and make gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.
What have you accomplished?
We assist nearly 900 women each year with their emergency needs, including food, shelter, clothing, and medical attention – and we also provide services that empower them to make long-term positive changes in their lives, including employment training and placement, mental and physical wellness programs, addiction recovery programs, and transitional and permanent supportive housing. Two of our recent clients, Joyce and Barbara, are profiled below:
• After spending months caring for her dying father, stress and grief drove Joyce to alcoholism and homelessness. At N Street Village, Joyce found safe shelter from the streets, recovered from her addiction, and received job training and placement support from our Education and Employment Center. After one year, Joyce moved into her own apartment and has steady part-time work. She continues to volunteer at N Street Village to give back to women in need.
• Barbara became gravely ill with complications from diabetes. Unable to work, she lost her job and health insurance and soon became homeless. At N Street Village, she moved into our shelter, stabilized her physical health, and enrolled in our WISE program, which trains women to work in nursing homes and other senior care facilities. Barbara now serves as team leader for our volunteer receptionists in our Wellness Center.
The successes of clients like Joyce and Barbara are our greatest accomplishments, but N Street Village has also been recognized for its excellent programs by community leaders. Our awards include The Washington Post Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award, the EXCEL award for nonprofit leadership, and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Heroes in the Fight Award.