N Street Village was created in 1973 by a small congregation at Luther Place Memorial Church to serve homeless, addicted and disenfranchised women. They elected to extend their support directly to those existing in the neighborhoods around them instead of expanding or improving their church physically.
Today, N Street Village supports approximately 700 women every year to overcome homelessness, drug addiction, hunger, abuse, and mental and physical disabilities. N Street Village focuses on teaching people how to solve their problems, instead of providing shortcuts that may end in relapse. They offer long-term and transitional housing and addiction recovery programs as well as rental housing for low-income families and individuals.
The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation extends philanthropy directly into the heart of our Nation’s Capital through a major commitment to support vocational and general education programs at the N Street Village. A portion of the Foundation’s grant will be used to build and operate a new training center at N Street Village.
The rest of our grant will fund vocational training scholarships for homeless women at N Street Village. The scholarships fund opportunity via individual development plans that link training to specific objectives and personal milestones that must challenge the women to challenge themselves.
It is our hope that these scholarships provide N Street Village women with training that will allow them to develop skills, build confidence and, in time, return to the mainstream as productive and healthy members of society.