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An Amber Alert has been issued for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. (credit: Metropolitan Police Department)

DC Council to Examine Homeless Shelter Safety

The D.C. Council is examining safety procedures at the city’s family homeless shelter following the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl who was living there with her mother and brothers.


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Police Shoot, Kill Man at Homeless Shelter

Fairfax County police say an officer shot and killed a man as officers tried to break up a fight at a homeless shelter near Fort Belvoir.


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Calvert Co. Homeless Shelter, More Like a Dorm

A ray of hope for the homeless in Maryland’s Calvert County is Echo House, a homeless shelter that runs 365 days a year on a small budget.
Executive Director Trisha Gipson says they focus on helping men, women and families get back on their feet.


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Arlington Approves Permit for New Homeless Shelter

The Arlington County Board has approved a permit to open a year-round homeless shelter in the Courthouse neighborhood.