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  • Report on Mental Health Services for Homeless Youth in Washington, DC: Survey and Results

    June 28, 2024
    Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    This report was researched and written for DC Action by students at George Washington University, with the goal of interviewing and mapping mental health service providers in the District that work with young people experiencing homelessness.

    View Report on Mental Health Services for Homeless Youth in Washington, DC: Survey and Results
    Other Publication
  • What the FY25 Budget Means for Children, Youth, and Families

    June 13, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    This week the DC Council voted to approve a budget for FY25 that is in much better shape than the proposal they received from Mayor Bowser.  After the public outcry in response to Bowser’s propo...

    View What the FY25 Budget Means for Children, Youth, and Families
    Blog Post
  • New KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows District’s Successes and Shortcomings in Supporting Child and Youth Well-Being

    June 10, 2024
    Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    According to the 2024 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the District of Columbia does an impressive job of ensuring that our children have access to health in...

    View New KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows District’s Successes and Shortcomings in Supporting Child and Youth Well-Being
    Blog Post
  • While This Year’s Temporary SNAP Boost Is a Start, District Leaders Must Do More to Eliminate Food Insecurity

    March 26, 2024
    Health and Safety

    Read our policy snapshot to read more about SNAP and our recommendations.  District of Columbia residents facing food insecurity got a bit of a boost in late February when they began receiving the...

    View While This Year’s Temporary SNAP Boost Is a Start, District Leaders Must Do More to Eliminate Food Insecurity
    Blog Post
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    March 20, 2024
    Health and Safety

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, is a federal nutrition assistance program that helps eligible low-income children and families afford food. Families ar...

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    Policy Snapshot
  • Testimony of Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Health

    January 29, 2024
    Health and Safety

    Good morning Committee Chair Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council today by providing testimony regarding the performance of the Dep...

    View Testimony of Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Health
    Testimony
  • Testimony of Hannah Francis, Food Security and Health Program Coordinator, before the Committee on Health

    March 2, 2023
    Health and Safety

    March 2, 2023 Hello, Chair Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee on Health as it reviews the performance of the Department of Heal...

    View Testimony of Hannah Francis, Food Security and Health Program Coordinator, before the Committee on Health
    Testimony
  • Testimony of Nisa Hussain, Early Childhood Program Manager, before the Committee on Health

    March 2, 2023
    Health and Safety

    March 2, 2023 Good afternoon, Chairperson Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee as it reviews DC Health’s performance and thank ...

    View Testimony of Nisa Hussain, Early Childhood Program Manager, before the Committee on Health
    Testimony
  • Testimony of Nisa Hussain, Early Childhood Program Manager, before the Committee on Facilities and Human Services

    February 24, 2023
    Health and Safety

    Good afternoon, Councilmember Lewis George and members of the Committee on Facilities and Human Services. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the Child and Family Ser...

    View Testimony of Nisa Hussain, Early Childhood Program Manager, before the Committee on Facilities and Human Services
    Testimony
  • Written Testimony of Rachel Metz, Data and Research Manager, before the Committee on Health

    February 16, 2023
    Health and Safety

    February 2023 Hello, Chair, and members of the Committee! Thank you for the opportunity to address the DC Council as it reviews the Department of Health Care Finance performance for fiscal year 202...

    View Written Testimony of Rachel Metz, Data and Research Manager, before the Committee on Health
    Testimony
  • DC Action Expands Portfolio on Health, Nutrition, and Safety

    February 10, 2023
    Health and Safety

    While DC Action has always recognized the importance of health, nutrition, and safety as indicators of the well-being of children and youth in the district, we are excited to increase our attention...

    View DC Action Expands Portfolio on Health, Nutrition, and Safety
    Blog Post
  • Young People and Allies Talk Workforce Innovations and Mental Health with DC Council

    November 17, 2022
    Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    This week, three experts on the need for innovative workforce development programs and mental health services for young people experiencing homelessness visited five DC Council offices to urge coun...

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    Blog Post