Street Sense Media
Street Sense Media's 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.
We produce journalism--in the form of the Street Sense street newspaper--film, theater, photography, audio, illustration, and more, all for the purpose of providing economic opportunity for and elevating the voices of people experiencing homelessness. Our media arts content 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 adults 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 Street Sense 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.