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The protest encampments — and the housing crisis they represent — aren’t going away purpose

Aug. 19, 2020 11:58 am

The protest encampments — and the housing crisis they represent — aren’t going away

On Monday the City gave notice it would evict the residents of two encampments the next day. After a flurry of actions on Tuesday, the residents find themselves with a reprieve until Thursday morning, when a federal judge is slated to hear their testimony.
How we use restorative justice in shelter method

Aug. 11, 2020 1:27 pm

How we use restorative justice in shelter

At Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program, guests and staff speak with each other openly about what justice means, what it looks like in their shelter community, and then decide together how to achieve it.
Restorative justice still matters purpose

Jul. 30, 2020 7:49 am

Restorative justice still matters

Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program has been rethinking its approach to disciplinary action since before COVID-19. But the pandemic represents an important opportunity to revisit these changes and reflect on why they still matter. 
What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature purpose

Jul. 17, 2020 8:20 am

What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature

"When people live on the margins of society and government, they do not necessarily or inevitably descend into chaos, anarchy, or violence," says columnist Andrew Huff.
Who’s afraid of bedbugs? In emergency shelter, that’d be everybody method

Jul. 8, 2020 9:17 am

Who’s afraid of bedbugs? In emergency shelter, that’d be everybody

Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program uses a community-based surveillance model to prevent pest infestation. Columnist Andrew Huff tells us what that looks like.
For people experiencing homelessness, watching television is a meaningful act purpose

Jun. 24, 2020 9:18 am

For people experiencing homelessness, watching television is a meaningful act

Paying attention to those TV choices can help social service workers forge connection, says Andrew Huff.
What COVID-19 tells us about shelter — and housing purpose

Apr. 13, 2020 11:59 am

What COVID-19 tells us about shelter — and housing

The pandemic is raising what has always been an important question, but which has now become an urgent question: Is shelter obsolete?
How Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program is responding to COVID-19 purpose

Mar. 24, 2020 7:09 am

How Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program is responding to COVID-19

CSP has adopted the process of community-based surveillance — used in Sierra Leone during the West African Ebola outbreak a number of years ago — in which every member of the shelter community has an important role to play.
The harm reduction approach to shelter management purpose

Feb. 24, 2020 11:44 am

The harm reduction approach to shelter management

"The value of harm reduction is that it puts things in very simple terms," says guest columnist Andrew Huff, "How can we respond to this situation without causing more harm?"
Does discharging a homeless person from emergency shelter as punishment for wrongdoing constitute torture? purpose

Feb. 12, 2020 8:30 am

Does discharging a homeless person from emergency shelter as punishment for wrongdoing constitute torture?

Columnist Andrew Huff argues it does. But even if you disagree, he says, the disciplinary practice represents a "gross failure in homeless services."

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