CHGM Participates in The Way Home Campaign’s Advocacy Day
On Thursday, May 7th, Capitol Hill Group Ministry participated in The Way Home Campaign’s Advocacy Day. Over 120 members of the community gathered at the Wilson Building to ask members of the DC council to support the campaign to end DC Homelessness by 2017.
Participants were split into different groups, each to visit with their specific city council member or their staff. The groups presented vital statistics about the state of homelessness in DC, emphasizing the steep ethical and financial costs of homelessness. Some advocates also shared personal stories of their own experiences with homelessness. We all expressed our deep conviction that ending chronic homelessness in DC is a top priority for DC voters, less costly than our current state, and–most importantly–absolutely possible.
At the close of the day, participants reported back on their meetings. Many shared hopeful feedback that ending homelessness is a top priority for the council members and staff with whom they met.
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