Administration for Children and
Families, United States Department of
Health and Human Services. "Promoting the economic and social
well-being of families, children, individuals and communities is the heart
of our mission. "
Grants and Support | Housing |
Outreach | Policy & Study
Society's Careening Wreckage
Like a runaway freight train come loose from its tracks, it's still moving
along with a frightning speed and power. When something as huge as a human
society crashes, it's an incredibly ponderous event, with forces that can
crush any mere individual like a fly beneath an Abrams tank. It's so
powerful - but it's quite often so slow. There are people moving within the
incipient wreck, trying to rescue the damned and the doomed, to take them to
a safe place, or to at least remove them from the most dangerous parts of
the collapsing machine as it hurtles towards certain doom for all, even as
the rich, all unawares, party in the first-class cars, oblivious to the
Try reading some local-opinion here (Washington, DC, USA), at the CyberHerald.
Take a look at the Alternatives to
Scattered Site Housing in Washington, DC for an interesting approach to
housing for the District's most impoverished.
Volunteerism is alive and well in Washington DC!
Emergency Food and Shelter National
- DC Community for Creative
- Homeless Shelter, Services, Outreach.
- DC Food Not Bombs". This
is a charitable group which volunteers time and resources to collect produce
from grocers and distributors as it nears the end of its shelf-life, and
then prepares and distributes it to local homeless and impoverished people.
If more folks got involved in this, we could no longer say that America
throws enough food away every day to feed all of the five-million kids who
go to sleep hungry every night in America.
- Homeless Online. Don't laugh -
I have been homeless. I wish there had been such a resource available at
- Helping Individual Prostitutes
- Maryland Center for Poverty Solutions.
- Montgomery County Maryland Resources
Locator. This is dandy little reference, with some 2000 listings of
Montgomery County's services providers, State, County, City, and
- Housing Opportunities Commission -
Montgomery County MD.
- National Center for Missing
& Exploited Children. This award-winning site has a searchable
database with nearly a thousand missing children.
- Rape, Abuse and Incest National
Grants and Support
- The Ford Foundation. The
goals of the Ford Foundation: "Strengthen democratic values,
Reduce poverty and injustice, Promote international cooperation, and Advance
- Soros Foundation. Their mission:
"supporting the development of open society. To this end,
they operate and support an array of programs and initiatives in education,
civil society, independent media, Internet and e-mail communications,
publishing, human rights, arts and culture, and social, legal, and economic
- Whitman-Walker Clinic.
- The Whitman-Walker clinic has been doing absolutely outstanding work
in the Washington DC area for over 20 years. Primarily serving the gay and
lesbian community, it also as a major focus on anyone infected with HIV or
AIDS. In this last regard, their efforts have been absolutely invaluable in
terms of impact on the impoverished, homeless, or addicted communities of
- Habitat for
Humanity International. Very nearly the largest homebuilder in the US.
- Washington, DC Habitat for
- National Housing Council. This is
the top-down site.
- The NeighborWorks® Network "promotes
the creation of healthy communities through affordable housing, home
ownership and investments in neighborhood revitalization through local
partnerships of residents, nonprofits, lenders, business community and local
Policy & Study
- American Institutes for Research.
- "The American Institutes for Research is an independent,
not-for-profit organization that provides governments and the private sector
with high-quality services by applying and advancing the behavioral and
social sciences to solve significant societal problems. We invite you to
browse our Web site to learn about our organization and the work that we
- Welfare Information Network.
- This is an excellent site, providing not only scope and depth
to a wide range of issues related to Welfare, but also provides a great
deal of content on its own site, as well as serving asa portal to other