On April 10, 2013 N Street Village, the award-winning social services agency that provides shelter and support to homeless and low-income women in the Washington, DC metro area, is hosting its annual gala to honor the clients,volunteers and supporters of the organization.
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is the Gala Honorary Steering Committee Chairwoman and Fredrick and Kim Humphries (Fred – NSV Board of Directors & VP of U.S. Government Affairs for Microsoft; KIM – NSV volunteer & supporter), Ken Lowe (CEO Scripps Networks International) are the Gala Steering Committee Chairs.
N Street Village will present Senator and Mrs. Roy Blunt (R-MO) with the Founders’ Award, which recognizes individuals whose professional and personal efforts have provided new opportunities for the most vulnerable in our society.
Supporters of N Street Village choose to donate their time and resources because they believe in the valuable work of the organization. Some members of the community who support N Street Village and are expected to attend the gala on April 10th include, but are not limited to: Senator and Mrs. Roy Blunt, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator and Mrs. Tom Daschle, Senator and Mrs. Byron Dorgan, Councilmember Jack Evans, Senator and Mrs. Tim Johnson, Congressman and Mrs. Steven La Tourette.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
6:30pm EST: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:30pm EST: Program and Dinner
How is N Street Village Unique?
· N Street Village is the largest provider of women-only services for D.C.’s homeless population, serving over 63% of D.C.’s adult female homeless population.
· N Street Village provides a self-contained continuum of supportive services and housing in order to help women achieve stability and improved quality of life.
· N Street Village focuses on creating a safe and welcoming community where women are empowered to make positive changes in their lives.
How many women does N Street Village help?
· N Street Village is the largest homeless service provider for women. We serveover 60% of the adult, single homeless women in Washington, D.C.
Many clients face multiple challenges:
· 82% of the clients suffer from addiction, mental illness, or both – these factors are often primary contributors to instability in living situations.
· 84% of the clients report a trauma history (physical, sexual, emotional abuse history)
· 11% of the clients report living with HIV
· Additional reasons women come to N Street Village include lack of affordable housing and insufficient permanent supportive housing resources for women with mental illness, chronic physical health problems, job loss, eviction and home foreclosure.
What services does N Street Village provide?
· Basic Needs – Food, clothing, showers, referrals, and crisis support are addressed through Bethany Women’s Center, open 365 days a year.
· Integrated Health – Services that support the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of our clients,including mental health groups and individual counseling, psychiatry, primary medical care, addiction recovery groups, individual wellness counseling, expressive arts classes, and holistic services (e.g., chiropractic, massage, reiki).
· Housing – Five residential programs at two sites provide a range of housing options for women: transitional shelter, addiction recovery housing, long-term transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and housing for women living with HIV/AIDS. N Street Village also operates 51 units of affordable housing forlow-income individuals and families.
· Income and Employment – The Education and Employment Center provides women with access to training opportunities and job placement and retention support.
More information on the 2013 Gala:
· Gala Honorees: Senator and Mrs. Roy Blunt (R-MO); Senator Kirsten Gillbrand (D-NY)
· 450 people are expected to attend this year’s gala
· Approximately $620,000 will be raised for N Street Village
· All raffle and on-line auction prizes are donated