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  1. Place "Homeless people are the same as everybody else…they want to feel wanted, they want to belong and feel needed“- -George Siletti friendship

  2. Statistics In the united states 1.6 million homeless in 2008 Families comprised 32% of the 1.6 million 6,228 in D.C. alone 1 in 66 are homeless in major city In suburban and rural areas, homelessness grew from 23% In 2007 to 32% in 2008, a 9% increase

  3. WhoWeAre Friendship Place Enable homeless and formerly homeless adults in the upper Northwest area of the District of Columbia to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community.

  4. WhatWeDo Friendship Place Outreach Case Management Advocate and educate about struggles faced Shelters Hospitality Permanent Housing Health Care

  5. “Homelessness is an isolatedworld…” 16, left foster home Back and forth between homeless and employment Discovered he has epilepsy, and later on schizophrenia Now, has own apartment Recipient of the Community Outreach Award for the 12th Annual Benjamin E. Cooper Awards Siletti George

  6. Other Other Consumers

  7. We All Bleed The Same… You cannot deny someone’s humanity, solely based on their temporary situation. If you strip away the homelessness, we are all the same; we all bleed red. Regardless of your position in society, you could find yourself homeless. Everyone has their own story.

  8. WhatyouCan Do • Talk to them; get to know them as people • Give a meal and/or monetary donation • Donate to organizations such a Friendship Place that promote awareness and education • Don’t ignore a fellow human being’s existence, no matter the circumstances • Small things matter "(now) I can feel safe, and trust somebody" -George Siletti

  9. Sources Shelby Kay-fantozzi cofeefreak32@gmail.com http://www.friendshipplacedc.org/index.php 2009 Preliminary Enumeration The 2008 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress Rachel Slattery rs0494a@student.american.edu Created by: Gabe Wood gabe.c.wood@gmail.com Alexa Orndorff akorndorff@gmail.com KatlynSchreck ks6140a@student.american.edu