Our Partner: N Street Village

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This season, TCS is thrilled to announce its partnership with N Street Village, a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women. The Thomas Circle Singers and N Street Village have a special shared history, and we are thrilled to join in partnership with them once again. In the early 1970s, several parishioners at Luther Place Memorial Church on Thomas Circle formed a group of local singers to bring light to an otherwise blighted part of the city. Some of those same members were instrumental in creating an ad-hoc homeless outreach program that eventually became N Street Village. N Street Village has historically been our primary partner beneficiary, strengthening and serving our aligned missions. And although both organizations have grown in the past 40 years, our roots remain solidly in Thomas Circle, making Luther Place Memorial Church the perfect setting for the final concert of the 2014-2015 season. Please help support this fantastic organization by buying your season tickets today!

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N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, we help women achieve stability and make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.

Mission Statement

N Street Village empowers 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. The Village also provides affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

History

N Street Village was founded in 1972 by members of Luther Place Memorial Church who saw a need to provide services for the growing homeless population in Washington, D.C. What began as sleeping mats on the floor of the church evolved into a comprehensive continuum of care for homeless and low-income women sited in a 150,000 square foot facility at 14th and N Streets, NW in the Logan Circle neighborhood of D.C. Since then, we have assisted thousands of women by providing services that address both emergency and long-term needs. In October 2011, N Street Village expanded its reach to a second program site by incorporating Miriam’s House, a residential community for homeless women living with HIV and AIDS in Northwest D.C. Women experiencing homelessness are at increased risk for contracting HIV, and with this acquisition, N Street Village made a commitment to growing its HIV/AIDS services for women in need. In March 2012, N Street Village was awarded a contract by the District of Columbia to operate a new permanent supportive housing program serving 31 formerly homeless women in Northwest DC. The program is named in honor of Erna Steinbruck, wife of former Luther Place Memorial Church pastor and N Street Village founder John Steinbruck. Erna’s passion for justice, commitment to service, and tireless efforts were instrumental in turning the vision of N Street Village into a reality.

Our Services

N Street Village provides co-located supportive services and housing for homeless and low-income women. Because many of the women we serve face multiple challenges — homelessness, poverty, mental illness, addiction, and chronic health problems — we take a holistic approach to helping each woman achieve her highest level of self-sufficiency. We also recognize the importance of community in the healing and recovery process, and we promote peer mentorship and peer leadership programs that help women feel connected and empowered. Learn more about our services by following the links below.

A Tradition of Excellence

We are winners of the Washington Post Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award — the first organization ever awarded on its first application, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Heroes in the Fight Award, and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement Board Leadership Award. In recent years, N Street Village has attracted interest from national and international dignitaries, and has provided tours of its programs to the Dalai Lama, the Secretary of HUD, SAMHSA, officials from the Government of Kenya, White House officials, and the Partnership for Public Service.


For more information, contact:

Kate Akalonu
Communications and Engagement Manager
N Street Village
202-939-2096
kakalonu@nstreetvillage.org
www.nstreetvillage.org