Prevent homelessness? Break the cycle of poverty? It’s not just his dream but his job.

by Robert Samuels

Lamar Smith, a case worker with the city-contracted nonprofit Community of Hope, does a walk-through in mid-December with Timika Holiday, 29, a formerly homeless mother of two, at her home in the District. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post

Sometimes, he just hopes they’ll open the door. But the prospect seemed unlikely on this cloudy morning as Lamar Smith, 36, approached the brick walk-up. The lights were off, the blinds closed; no sign of anyone in this Southeast Washington home.

  • World Hunger Education
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.