There are more than 11,000 homeless people in the Washington D.C. region, and nearly half of those are families. More than one-fourth of the region’s homeless are children, and up to 1,600 area families are homeless on any given night.
Source: A Regional Portrait of Homelessness, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, May 2010
Be the Change in DC (BTCDC) helps the less fortunate through events, both social and service in nature, that are meant to give the general public a new perspective on the very people that they may walk by and ignore on a daily basis. By personally handing out much needed items to the homeless, Be the Change in DC’s volunteers interact with the homeless and see them in a different light. In helping out the homeless, BTCDC does not want compete with existing organizations, but rather work with them to fill in the gaps of taking a homeless person off the streets. We have partnered with organizations such as So Other Might Eat (SOME), the Shelter Hotline and Community Voice Mail to accomplish our goals.
In serving the community, our goal is to help the homeless get back on their feet and educate the general public on homelessness.