This week, in a five-part series, WAMU 88.5 is exploring the influence of the crack epidemic in the late 80s and early 90s on our city. The emergence of crack cocaine on DC streets was a major influence on the founding years of our N Street Village community, and we continue to cope with the effects of this addiction.
A few months ago, Evelyn Green, whom many of you know as the manager of our day center program and a role model to so many, sat down with her daughter and with WAMU reporter Kavitha Cardoza. Together, they bravely and honestly shared their story of Evelyn’s addiction and the affects her addiction and recovery has had on their family.
Their story aired this morning on WAMU 88.5 Morning Edition in a segment titled, “Crack-Addicted Mothers Gave up Everything – Even Kids.” A supplementary digital story, on the same topic, featuring a resident living in our Recovery Housing program, Lynda, can also be found on this page.
Additionally, on Friday at 1 p.m. the entire five-part series will be sewn together into an hour long documentary, where there will be extended footage from Evelyn and her daughter’s interview, and there will also be excerpts from an interview that I did with Kavitha. The segment featuring N Street Village will begin around 1:22 p.m.
Listen to the complete series on WAMU’s website.
Thanks for all that YOU do to make these stories of hope and healing possible.