“Can I get the glue?” one preteen asked excitedly when told she could take anything she wanted from the playroom at D.C. General Family Shelter. She pointed at the big jug of Elmer’s glue.Read More »
Recent news stories in The Washington Post and The D.C. Line as well as my blog post last month have shed light on the barriers Playtime is encountering in trying to follow the children as D.C. General prepares to close.Read More »
The room was buzzing with anticipation at the start of the preteen program Thursday night at D.C. General. Pictures and cards were placed on a table so that the children could write questions or color photos for Redskins rookie, Vontae Diggs.
Everyone started looking towards the door when Diggs arrived, “Oh! He’s right there!” one boy exclaimed and ran over to check things out.Read More »
The construction fencing is closing in on D.C. General, ready to swallow up our playground and the shelter that has been Playtime’s largest site for the past decade, and a reminder that children and families make up the majority of homeless people in our city.Read More »
The student-led movement sweeping our nation is awakening us to how much we adults have failed to keep children safe. It should not take tragedy to wake us up from complacency—but too often it does.Read More »