Whitman-Walker Clinic Announces Cuts in Programs, Staff [News, 12.17]


Whitman-Walker Clinic Announces Cuts in Programs, Staff (WaPo, 12/17) – “plans to close its Northern Virginia office, which serves 1,100 clients, and shutter an eight-bed residential addiction-treatment program in the District” … “Private donations are down 29 percent from last year.” CEO Donald Blanchon: ““The current state of the economy has forced us to make tough decisions…”

 Nonprofits strain: As need rises, donations drop (WaTimes, 12/17)

 Nonprofit Coalition Proposes Revolving-Loan Fund for Charities (Chronicle, 12/16)

 Bad Economy Means Fewer Toys for Poor (WaPo, 12/17) – Visit ToysforTots.org to help.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Affordable Housing Included in Ivy City Project (WaPo, 12/17 – scroll down) – 37 properties … “The developers chosen for the project are Mi Casa, Manna, DC Habitat for Humanity and MissionFirst.”

BERNARD MADOFF
Area Jewish Groups Take a Hit Financially (WaPo, 12/17)

EDUCATION
Pr. George’s Spending Plan Would Cut 900 Jobs, Close Schools (WaPo, 12/17) 

and finally, 
If you need a place to stay for inauguration week, a Frank Lloyd Wright home is available (WaPo, 12/16). Owner James Kimsey will donate the money to KIPP Charter School in DC. Just $100,000 and it’s yours! :)