Moya Design Partners is a proud sponsor of Miriam’s Kitchen’s 2020 More Than a Meal Campaign. Founded in 1983, Miriam’s Kitchen (MK) has served Washington D.C. individuals experiencing homelessness. What started as an initiative to serve breakfast has evolved into a multi-dimensional effort to provide a full range of services from legal advice to psychiatric assistance. Since 2012 Miriam’s Kitchen has doubled down on their efforts and expanded programs with the aim of putting an end to homelessness in DC.
Miriam’s Kitchen’s commitment has had a deep positive impact. MK’s approach to ending chronic homelessness starts by building back the foundations of dignity and belonging. In their vision, nutrition and care are empowering tools that help individuals feel safe and part of a community again. But MK’s work does not end there, they advocate for the investment in housing programs, oversee the administration of public services, and have put a special emphasis on the provision of supportive services.
MK’s approach works. From 2012, when MK decided to expand their efforts, to 2016, DC experienced a 19% decrease in chronic homelessness. The total decrease from 2007 to 2019 was of 22%.