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Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2017 Contacts: Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office: Denise Burch, Denise.Burch@governor.virginia.gov RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join...

Inspired by MLK

Going to school might seem like a surprising way to spend a federal holiday, but that’s just how a large number of Sidwell Friends students, parents, faculty, and alumni celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. January 16 marked the School’s second MLK Day of...

Domestic Violence Victims Faced with an Impossible Choice

Street Sense — Tenickia Polk knew she had to get out of her abusive relationship but struggled with the housing reality. “I didn’t really realize that I had become homeless with this decision and I wasn’t familiar with the housing options,” said Polk, another domestic violence survivor. “A shelter sounded pretty scary to me, So what I ended up doing was staying with friends for a very long time, moving from place to place.”

Transforming Lives at the GSH Gala

Transforming Lives at the GSH Gala

Mount Vernon Voice — Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services held its Transforming Lives Gala at the Westin Alexandria Saturday evening. President and CEO David Levine noted that 2015 saw another year of their success for their housing residents moving from homelessness to permanent housing stability. “They saw their lives transformed for the better,” he said. “They realized a fresh start on a new future of prosperity. And it all started with a roof over their heads.” The Mount Vernon Voice was proud to be a media sponsor of the Good Shepherd Housing gala.

Local Movers Volunteer for GSH

Local Movers Volunteer for GSH

Mount Vernon Voice — When a homeless family finally gets a roof over their heads, the expense of moving to a new home and buying furniture can break the family’s budget, notes Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services director of development Candice Bennett.

Mount Vernon: Good Shepherd Housing To Honor Jackson

Mount Vernon Gazette Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services will honor Alphonso Jackson, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with its inaugural Public Service Award at the annual Transforming Lives Gala on Saturday, April 9. The award...

“Movers Who Care” Help Two Families in Need

The expense of moving to a new home and buying new furniture can break a family’s budget. So what happens when a homeless family finally gets a roof over their heads – but can’t afford a chair to sit on? Enter TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, a local moving business, along with...