Calling All Our Village SHE-ROES

SHERO WEBSITE HEADERFor more than 20 years, N Street Village received critical funding from the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walk. Every year around this time, you received emails asking you to walk, recruit walkers, sponsor walkers, “virtually” walk, and spread the word to help N Street Village receive substantial funds from Fannie Mae. And every year, YOU responded with inspiring generosity and enthusiasm. Last year alone, you helped us raise more than $200,000 through this walk.

This year, Fannie Mae is no longer funding the Help the Homeless Walk, leaving N Street Village with a significant financial gap. We must, and we will, walk on.

N Street Village is declaring October the month of the SHE-RO and launching our own online virtual walk campaign during the entire month. We need YOU — our Village SHE-RO — to help reach our goal of $20,000 to ensure that every woman who arrives at our door is provided the resources she needs to walk on and find her inner SHE-RO.

Here are three ways to get involved today:
1. Make a donation today on N Street Village’s general page
2. Join the N Street Village SHE-RO team and create your own personal fundraising page. Get started using the Village “Quick Start Guide.”
3. Use your social media platforms to invite all of the SHE-ROES in YOUR life to join the cause.

Your support will provide much needed hope, healing, and opportunity to our city’s most vulnerable women. Thank you for being a part of our Village.

Schroeder Stribling
Executive Director
N Street Village

SHE-RO [sheer-oh] a man or woman who stands up specifically for women’s rights.

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Get Ready to Rock with N Street Village

Night SessionsJoin the N Street Village Impact Committee for an evening of live music, networking, and fun at our annual Night Sessions. It is guaranteed to be an evening of rocking out at 14th Street’s legendary music venue, Black Cat. The lineup includes–Tom McBride, 19th Street Band, Ryan Mosel & Odmark.. Proceeds from the event will support the nearly 1,400 homeless and low-income women N Street Village serves every year.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Thursday, October 9
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Black Cat
1811 14th Street, NW

Ticket Price: $35
Purchase includes two complimentary drinks

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For questions about sponsorship, please contact Naomi Ho at 202.939.2076 or nho@nstreetvillage.org.

*This event is for individuals 21 years and older*

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Luther Place Book Release to Benefit N Street Village

IMG_2086Breaking Bread: Stories of Luther Place and N Street Village, documents the efforts of an interfaith coalition that began more than 40 years ago, led by Luther Place Memorial Church, as it responded and continues to respond to the issue of homelessness in Washington, DC.

Through interviews and pictures, Breaking Bread tells the story of how Biblical hospitality expanded in the hearts and practices of the many people involved in the formation and ongoing work of N Street Village. These first-hand stories teach us about the power of a community of healing and wholeness, and we share them so that their power is not lost or forgotten.

We invite you to come and share in the special 40th anniversary book release event at 1 p.m. on October 26 at Luther Place Memorial Church. All are welcome. Please RSVP to attend. The book release event will be followed by a reception and book sale. The $20 cost of each book will go towards supporting the work of N Street Village’s Luther Place Night Shelter.

We look forward to sharing this day with you!

Pastor Karen Brau  &  Schroeder Stribling
Luther Place                 N Street Village
Senior Pastor               Executive Director

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Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Siegel

Emily SiegelThis month, get to know N Street Village volunteer, Emily Siegel. Emily has been an active volunteer in the Wellness Center since 2009. Emily facilitates “Listening to the Body,” a class that meets every Friday morning. Its focus is to teach clients how to read their body’s cues. Let’s get to know Emily…

I found N Street Village in November 2009 while enrolled in massage school. The following month I began teaching a weekly class on stress reduction. I enjoy teaching the women how to read their body’s cues. Many are surprised by the focus that I place on the feet and the body as a whole. My specialty is body-centered trauma-release. My doctorate and master’s degrees are in international public health and human nutrition from Johns Hopkins University and Emory University respectively. In 2007, I began to focus on ways that I could apply my skills locally. Currently, in my private practice as a craniosacral therapist, I support individuals while they find balance and peace when experiencing acute and chronic physical and emotional pain and distress. I live in Glen Echo, Maryland with my spouse, two unaccompanied refugee minor foster children, our dog and cat. My stepdaughter is grown, but returns for visits.

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the DC area? I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia. I moved to Maryland for graduate school in 1997 and settled in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area in January 2006.
What is your favorite D.C. restaurant? It’s called Shangri-La. The restaurant is owned and run by Nepalis. Eating there offers me an opportunity to connect with a country I lived in during the early 2000s.

On a Saturday evening you will find me…Saturday evenings are often quiet; I enjoy spending them eating at a restaurant or watching a movie at home with my spouse.

What is the last movie you watched (and enjoyed)? The Blind Side

What is your favorite D.C. landmark? The National Mall. You can find me throughout the year wandering around museums and the monuments. I spend a few hours there each year on my birthday. The National Gallery of Art, Sackler and Freer Galleries are my favorite museums. I enjoy visiting the Lincoln and FDR Memorials after dark.

Describe N Street Village in 3 words or less. Heart, Strength, Resilience

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at N Street Village? Meeting the women who filter through the Wellness Center has been the best part about volunteering at N Street Village. They are the reason I return weekly to teach a class.

What has been one of your biggest surprises about N Street Village? The biggest surprise is that it has been five years since I first started teaching. There have been so many demands on my time that I never thought I would last this long. I have felt a lot of joy returning week after week to the Wellness Center.

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This Saturday…Your Reservation is Waiting

Skip the usual wait at delicious 14th Street restaurants and join TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and N Street Village THIS Saturday, September 20 as we  CELEBRATE LOGAN!

Eventbrite banner logos 9.15Purchase your tickets today and your reservation will be made for a self-guided tour featuring exclusive tastings with our Logan Circle and 14th Street restaurant partners. Don’t miss your chance to taste them all…B Too, Tico, The Pig, Pearl Dive, Barcelona Wine Bar, Gibellina…and many more! 100% of the proceeds will support the nearly 1,400 homeless and low-income women N Street Village serves every year.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Date: Saturday, September 20
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Concert Series to Benefit N Street Village

N Street Village is honored to be selected as the beneficiary of The Thomas Circle Singers’ 2014-2015 concert season.

The Thomas Circle Singers and N Street Village have a special shared history. In the early 1970s, several parishioners at Luther Place Memorial Church on Thomas Circle formed a group of local singers to bring light to an otherwise blighted part of the city. Some of those same members were instrumental in creating a homeless outreach program that eventually became N Street Village. This makes Luther Place Memorial Church the perfect setting for the final concert of the 2014-2015 season. Season tickets and tickets for the October 19 premiere of “Annelies” are on sale now, with proceeds benefiting N Street Village’s programs. We hope to see you there!

Thomas Circle Singers Image***2014-2015 Concert Series Calendar***
Save 20% by buying your season tickets today!

Washington, D.C. Premiere: “Annelies”
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G St., NW
(Metro Center, parking available)

Sing We All Nowell! Music for Christmas
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
4900 Connecticut Ave., NW

Life, Love, and Change
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Luther Place Memorial Church
1226 Vermont Ave., NW at Thomas Circle
(McPherson Square)

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You’re Invited to CELEBRATE LOGAN

Eventbrite bannerYOU’RE INVITED TO CELEBRATE LOGAN
with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty & N Street Village

Join N Street Village for three hours of exclusive tasting with our incredible Logan Circle restaurant partners. There is no better way to taste and tour the neighborhood. And, most importantly, every dollar raised will directly support N Street Village and the nearly 1,400 homeless and extremely low-income women we serve

CELEBRATE LOGAN is the best way to experience all of the amazing and diverse Logan Circle restaurants. Last year, we hopped from one restaurant to the next, enjoying exclusive tastings along the way. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon–all while supporting N Street Village.” — Mirjam Krull, 2013 CELEBRATE LOGAN participant

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY

Date: Saturday, September 20
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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For questions about sponsorship, please contact
Stuart Allen at 202.939.2085 or sallen@nstreetvillage.org.

Enjoy photos from last year’s CELEBRATE LOGAN.

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