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N Street Village 1333 N Street, N.W Washington, DC 20005 http://www.nstreetvillage.org/. Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Summer 2008 Internship Jessica Coulter ‘10. Mission Statement.
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Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Summer 2008 Internship
Jessica Coulter ‘10
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.( NSV website)
We are N Street Village. We are a community of respect, recovery, and hope. We create a safe and welcoming place with our words and actions.
We expect kindness and we value honesty and diversity.
We honor and respect each other for the diversity of our experiences and the insight we bring to our work. We commit ourselves to grow personally and professionally. We value spirituality and witness its many forms in our daily work.
Poverty, Eviction, Displacement
Un/under employment rates
Insufficient labor wages
Inadequate health/mental health care, educational and vocational access
Inadequate supply of affordable, safe, decent and “supportive” housing
Homelessness and chronic homelessness
A total of 782 women were served by NSV in 2007
The population served at NSV is considered high risk and hard-to-reach.
Bethany’s Women’s Center
Luther Place Night Shelter
Transitional Living Housing
Recovery Program Housing (Sarah House and Tubman House)
Rehabilitation and Employment Services
The eight different programs within
the N Street Village continuum serve
different purposes in order to accommodate
the disparate need and levels of ability and
functioning in the clients and residents, or
in some cases to accommodate the same
women but at different levels of readiness
for change or in different areas of need.(2007 report)
The primary goal of the (RES) is to support the occupational and vocational needs of the
clients in all of the
levels of ability
for some all the way
placement for others.
(NSV 2007 report)
(right to left) Job Developer, Manager of RES, and Myself
9:15- Morning Meeting
10:00-12:00- Supervise Open Lab
12:30-1:00- Prepare for Unit I
1:00-2:15- Facilitate Unit I
(Wednesday’s Staff Clinical Meeting from 1:30-3:00)
2:15-4:45- meet with clients, conduct new client intakes, prepare extra work for a client, paper work, etc
Total # of referrals to RES in 2007 (from NSV) = 62
74% retention rate (women referred that remain active with RES)
Unit III - mainstream employment
Total # who have received new employment since Jan 1, 2007 = 25
Unit II - sheltered employment and job training
(learning lab, typing class, PLATO adult education, open lab, shelter employment, skills training, adult education)
Total # graduated since Jan 1, 2007 = 26 graduated
Unit I - "Skill Building" (12-week classroom-based curriculum)
14 women graduated during 2007 (= completed 12 weeks of Skill Building)
50 women graduated since program inception
Job Keepers Dinner Club – Once a Month
Average of 5 attendees each month