Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Monday, November 15, 2021 – Friday, November 19, 2021.

Please join HOPE, the Center for Social Justice, and our campus and community partners for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. We invite you to learn about homelessness in our community and to learn how you can engage in service and advocacy for unhoused people in Washington, DC. We hope to see you there! 

All Week: Donation Drive for Unhoused Community Members 

The CSJ HOME Program is sponsoring a deodorant drive to support the Georgetown Ministry Center, a neighborhood nonprofit providing services to the unhoused community for over 30 years. Please drop off your unused deodorant at our tabling locations in Red Square, at Uncommon Grounds, and at the Center for Social Justice in Poulton Hall. Travel-size and full-size products are accepted. You can also provide a monetary contribution to the drive and sponsor deodorant donations at https://cglink.me/2e6/r1384738 (new window). Finally, you can purchase a hot chocolate at Uncommon Grounds from November 13th through 21st, and 15% of your purchase will be used to purchase deodorant. Questions can be directed to HOME at homelessness@georgetown.edu.

Monday, November 15: Faces of Homelessness Panel

The Faces of Homelessness Panel allows us to learn about homelessness from those who have experienced it. In this powerful discussion, we invite you to hear about the challenges of homelessness and have a Q&A with the real experts on this issue. Walsh 396, 6:30-8 pm. Questions can be directed to HOPE at guhope@georgetown.edu.

Tuesday, November 16: Screening of “1000 Times Worse: Devastation That Does Not Discriminate” + Discussion

Documentary screening (~30 minutes) and discussion on covering the hardships that hit unhoused individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. 8:30 pm at CSJ, Poulton Hall 130 (enter the CSJ under the “1419” sign on 37th Street). Questions can be directed to HOPE at guhope@georgetown.edu.

Wednesday, November 17: Hypothermia Outreach Team (HOT) training

HOT walks routes in the Georgetown neighborhood on cold winter nights to help prevent hypothermia in the most vulnerable members of our community. Learn best practices for outreach and sign up for our HOT team at this training. No previous experience or specialized skills are required. You must attend a HOT training before your first walk. HFSC Social Room, 6:00-7:30 PM. Register for this training or sign up for this or future training sessions at https://csj.georgetown.edu/csjprograms/home/.

Thursday: November 18: Pies and Ties

Learn and help make tie-blankets, one side being waterproof fabric and one side regular flannel. The completed blankets will then be delivered to individuals experiencing homelessness during Friday Foods or HOT through HOME as the weather gets colder. Individual pies will be offered as refreshment. 5-7 pm, Poulton Hall Courtyard. Questions can be directed to HOPE at guhope@georgetown.edu.

Friday, November 19: Friday Foods

Participants in this activity will bring meals and other amenities to unhoused individuals in Dupont Circle, with a focus on community-building and interaction. Meet in Hoya Court (Leavey Center) at 4:15 pm and the group will assemble items and take the GUTS bus to Dupont Circle. Questions can be directed to HOPE at guhope@georgetown.edu.

Please contact CSJ Deputy Director and HOME Program Director, Ray Shiu, at homelessness@georgetown.edu if you have any questions. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at csj.georgetown.edu/ar. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill these requests.

Submit accommodation requests regarding a disability to csj.georgetown.edu/ar. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.