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"N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, we help women achieve personal stability and make gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.
N Street Village offers six shelter and housing programs for homeless and low-income women. Our shelter and housing programs require an intake process with our Case Management team, a recent TB test, staff approval, and a signed residential agreement. Below are descriptions to our six shelter and housing programs. For more information about our comprehensive services beyond housing visit www.nstreetvillage.org.
Luther Place Night Shelter
Luther Place Night Shelter provides temporary night shelter for up to 31 women. During their stay, residents focus on gaining stability and access to income and housing resources. Dormitory-style transitional shelter open from 4 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. weekdays; 4 p.m. - 9 a.m. weekends. During daytime hours, residents may choose to spend time in Bethany Women\'s Center or can use our Wellness Center and Education and Employment Center services. Each resident provided with a bed and small storage space. Dinner served nightly. Required participation in Case Management, weekly community meeting, activities, and chores.
In Recovery Housing, up to 21 women with co-occurring mental illness and addiction live in a therapeutic community setting and work on stabilizing their mental health and recovery with the support of our staff and each other. Long-term supportive housing for women who have mental illness and are early in their recovery from substance abuse. Priority entry is given to women who are exiting jail and/or linked to the criminal justice system. Required participation in Case Management, daily community meeting, activities, and chores. Residents must also work with one of D.C.\'s Core Service Agencies (CSA). Average stay ranges from 6 to 18 months.
In Transitional Housing, up to 21 women in addiction recovery work on maintaining healthy functioning and sobriety while pursuing their self-sufficiency goals. Residents live in studio or shared apartments, and pay a modest rent. Staff members help residents locate and move to independent housing. Each resident has a private bedroom.
Monthly rent ranges between $369 and $650. Residents must be in recovery from drug or alcohol use, with minimum 6 months clean time at entry. Required participation in Case Management, monthly floor meeting, periodic apartment meetings, support group and occasional activities. Residents also provide peer leadership for women in the Recovery Housing program.
Permanent Supportive Housing (Group Homes)
Group Homes provides permanent supportive housing for up to 21 women with mental health-related disabilities and histories of homelessness. Residents live in studio or shared apartments, and pay a modest rent. Residents enjoy social activities and work to maintain their stability and highest quality of life. Each resident has a private bedroom.
Monthly rent ranges between $369 and $650. Required participation in Case Management, weekly community meeting, activities, and chores. Must maintain relationship with external mental health care as prescribed.
Miriam’s House became a part of N Street Village in October 2011. It is located in Northwest D.C. and serves homeless women who are living with HIV and AIDS. At Miriam’s House, up to 17 women live together and work on managing and improving their physical health while addressing other self-sufficiency goals, which can include addiction recovery, mental wellness, education, employment, income, and long-term housing. Residents have access to all of the programs offered at N Street Village’s main site at 14th and N Streets NW. Each resident has a private bedroom. Monthly rent is 30% of each resident\'s income. Residents must have an HIV+ diagnosis and be connected to a primary care physician. Required participation in Case Management, periodic meetings, and activities.
Erna’s House is N Street Village\'s newest residential program, opened in March 2012. It is located in Northwest D.C. and provides permanent supportive housing for up to 31 women with histories of chronic homelessness. Residents enjoy social activities and work to maintain their stability and highest quality of life. Each resident has a small individual apartment. Residents are required to save one-third of their monthly income in an escrow savings account. Required adherence to program rules. Access to all of N Street Village’s supportive services.
In addition to our program housing, we operate Eden House, a 51-unit apartment complex that provides affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Residents are certified annually through procedures established by HUD and the IRS. Rents are maintained at 50-75% of the prevailing market rent for the area. Please contact the Resident Manager at 202-319-9100 to discuss unit availability."
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