The Department of General Services (DGS), in partnership with the Department of Human Services (DHS) is building a Short-term Family Housing program at 1700 Rhode Island Ave, NE
as part of the District’s all 8 Ward strategy to close DC General Family Shelter.
Please join District officials and the Ward 5 Advisory Team for a community meeting to get an update on the project, share input on the building’s exterior design and landscaping, and learn how to stay involved as the project moves forward.
Community members unable to join in person can access meeting materials and vote on the exterior design from August 23 - Sept 1 at https://dmhhs.dc.gov/homewarddc
Right now, the cost of childcare in the District of Columbia is higher than anywhere else in the entire country. Yes, you read that right! Let’s work together to change that!
MomsRising is partnering with the Universal Childcare Now Coalition to make sure that D.C. leaders understand the early learning needs, including pre-k and childcare, of D.C. families. We'll also be decorating baby bib with messages about the need for affordable childcare and pre-k to be delivered to City Council Members. So let’s make it a playdate! Tell us what you think in person — and bring your children. We’ll have food, juice boxes, kid-friendly space, and lots to talk about.
There are multiple dates for this event:
- August 26th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Anacostia Library
- September 2nd, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Shaw Library
- September 9th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Lamond Riggs Library
This is a FREE event and the more the merrier! RSVP at momsrising.org.
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