Street Sense has been changing the story of homelessness in our community since 2003. We offer economic opportunities to people experiencing homelessness through media that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice. Our innovative approach harnesses the talents, aspirations and hard work of men and women who are homeless. At Street Sense we define ourselves through our work, talents and character, not through our housing situation.
We began as a Washington, D.C.-based 16-page biweekly street newspaper. Its mission is to offer economic opportunities for people experiencing homelessness in our community by elevating voices and encouraging debate on poverty and injustice.
The newspaper features news, editorials, poems and art about homelessness, poverty, and other social issues. About 50 percent of the paper is written by homeless and formerly homeless individuals and the other articles come from our staff and volunteers, who include journalists, students, advocates and a wide variety of other professionals. Source