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What Comes Next If D.C. General Is Shut Down?

Most city politicians agree that D.C. General isn't a good place for a homeless shelter. But closing it down won't be easy.
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Increasing Number Of Homeless Students Puts Pressure On D.C. Public Schools

Nearly 30 percent of the students who attend Ketcham Elementary School in Southeast D.C. are homeless, and many stay at D.C. General.
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From Public Hospital To Homeless Shelter: The Long History Of D.C. General

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.

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When D.C. General Is Your Last, Best Option

Tamika Smalls may not have good memories of her time at D.C. General, but now she's desperate to return.

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A Resident's Perspective On Life In 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.
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Inside D.C. General: A Tour of the City's Largest Homeless Shelter

D.C. General is only two miles from the U.S. Capitol and a stone's throw from RFK Stadium, but most Washingtonians will never visit this sprawling, dilapidated facility.
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Growing Up At D.C. General: How Kids Cope With Shelter Life

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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In Love, Married — and Homeless

We'll talk with Bryon and Davinia, a homeless couple who got married a year ago on Valentine's Day — and are still living on the streets.

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Can D.C. End Homelessness For Veterans?

As D.C. struggles to house hundreds of homeless families, we'll check back in on a program targeting the city's chronic homelessness.

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On the Coast: After Dramatic Rescue, Homeless Veteran Gets New Lease on Life

A month ago, a homeless vet was living in a tent in the woods outside Ocean City, Md. Since then, his entire life has changed.