It takes a whole village

‘SHERO’ community walk celebrates community efforts to
curb homelessness

N Street Village, a homeless services nonprofit located in Washington, D.C. is hosting a community walk this fall to shed light on the challenges women face while experiencing homelessness.
The walk will take place at 9:30 a.m at 1333 N Street N.W. on Oct. 15. Walkers will follow a two-mile route past key N Street Village locations stopping at Erna’s House and ending at Phyllis Wheatley YWCA.
Dubbed the “SHERO Community Walk,” the annual event gets its name from a term first used during the suffragette movement, meaning “a woman regarded as a hero.” The walk honors women who have overcome homelessness and comes as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary.
“Together we will continue the Village legacy of transforming the lives of women in D.C.” said Kenyatta Brunson, N Street Village President and CEO, in a Sept. 15 press release. This year’s walk takes place as Brunson celebrates her one-year anniversary as the first Black female in her position. “I am building a leadership team to guide the organization into a purposeful future while building upon the strong foundation of leaders who came before me,” she said in the press release.
As the largest homeless services provider for District women experiencing homelessness, N Street Village serves nearly 2,000 clients and provides a range of services including housing and case management support. During this year’s walk, the nonprofit hopes to top its $140,000 earnings from last year by raising a total of $150,000. Funds raised will be used to sustain its housing and essential services. People interested in learning more about the event can find more information at

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