Street Sense Media
- Homeless & Housing
Location1317 G Street NWWASHINGTON, DC 20005 United States
Our mission is to end homelessness in the Washington, D.C. area by empowering people in need with the skills, tools, and confidence to succeed. Together we use a range of media platforms to raise awareness and spotlight solutions to homelessness in our community.
Street Sense Media creates content in print, theater, photography, audio, illustration, and more, all for the purpose of providing economic opportunity for and amplifying the voices of people experiencing homelessness. The content of our media center aims to challenge perceptions of homelessness and those it affects while creating common ground upon which we can build a stronger community.
Our innovative approach harnesses the abilities, aspirations, and hard work of men and women experiencing homelessness. We have long known that while housing and economic opportunity are distributed unevenly, talent and creativity are distributed equally, without regard to income or housing status.
In addition to the economic opportunities provided by our newspaper vendor program, Street Sense Media provides case management services to help the men and women we work with navigate the often complex bureaucracies toward permanent housing, employment, and physical and mental health care.
At Street Sense Media, we define ourselves through our work, talents, and character, not through our housing situation.