Tamika Smalls may not have good memories of her time at D.C. General, but now she's desperate to return.
Nearly 30 percent of the students who attend Ketcham Elementary School in Southeast D.C. are homeless, and many stay at D.C. General.
Sherell McGee is many things: a cook, a mother, a high school graduate. She's also homeless. And her homelessness is related to one of McGee's other qualifiers — product of D.C.'s foster care system.
Washington's public hospital saw 200 years of shortages, overcrowding and waves of public outcry, but the 2001 decision to close the hospital was anything but popular.
For many kids, D.C. General is a home that feels increasingly unsafe following the disappearance of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd.
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