Posts Tagged ‘St. Luke’s Shelter’

Per Idealist:

St. Luke’s Shelter [at 3655 Calvert St., across from Guy Mason], a transitional shelter for 6 chronically homeless men, is looking for a part-time on-call staff aide to join our team in helping to provide a safe, sober, and secure environment for our residents. This person will fill in for shelter staff on a scheduled or emergency basis and must be able to work on a flexible basis.

• Be aware of personal health and welfare needs of residents, and encourage them to seek any needed assistance from their primary case managers.
• Observe and provide appropriate crisis intervention to residents when needed.
• Conduct intake and exit interviews with residents.
• Conduct house meetings as needed.
• In coordination with residential supervisor, other shelter staff aides and the shelter director help lead life-skills groups for residents.
• Maintain accurate shift notes; resident warnings; and critical incident reports.
• Ensure the policies and procedures of St. Luke’s Shelter are carried out correctly.
• Help identify, along with shelter aides, director and residential supervisor, areas for program growth.

SCHEDULE: This is an on-call position, so candidates must be able to work on short notice. The shelter is open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day of the year, including holidays.

Desired Qualification: Experience working or volunteering with individuals who are homeless, and/or have history of mental illness or substance abuse.

Email resume and coverletter to Kate Murphey at kmurphey@mmumc-dc.org.

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St. Luke’s Shelter (3655 Calvert St.), will host a free pre-Halloween pumpkin fest on Sunday, October 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event, to be held in the St. Luke’s Church courtyard across from Guy Mason, features pumpkin painting, games, baked goods, and “fun for all ages.” Though there’s no cover charge, donations are welcome. All proceeds will benefit the shelter, which helps formerly homeless men work toward independence.

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On Saturday, Gin & Tonic will host Charm Aid 2010, an annual rock-and-roll benefit for St. Luke’s Shelter at 3655 Calvert (in the basement of St. Luke’s UMC). The show features Dirty Bomb; Yell County; and Glover Park rockers The Charm Offensive. July 10, 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10.

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From the June 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

After two incidents involving rowdy patrons and accusations of assault, Gin & Tonic at 2408 Wisconsin faces a possible license suspension—or even revocation.

The first incident happened last Halloween, when security personnel told three shirtless men to put on shirts or leave the club, according to an Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration investigator’s report. When the patrons remained shirtless—they claimed it was part of their costume—bouncers removed them from the club, and a fight between the two groups broke out on the street. Each side claimed the other had started the fight.

The second incident, which happened January 30, started when one patron spilled beer on another man’s shirt. (Again, with the shirts.) The spillee said, “Hey, man, what the hell?” and then went to the men’s room, he told an ABRA investigator. While he was at the urinal, three or four strangers came into the bathroom and started punching and kicking him, he said. According to a police report, the bar’s manager heard the victim calling for help and interrupted the beating, whereupon three suspects fled on foot, running north on Wisconsin Avenue.

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board conducted fact-finding hearings on both incidents in April and referred the cases to the Office of the Attorney General for a show-cause hearing, which hadn’t been scheduled at press time, an ABRA spokesman said. [Gin & Tonic co-owner Fritz Brogan said that because the incidents were still under investigation, he could not comment on the matter.] According to the D.C. Code, a bar’s liquor license can be suspended or revoked if “disorderly” conduct is allowed there. Last year, Gin & Tonic was fined and shuttered for one night after a February 2009 incident in which a drunk patron complained of being roughly ejected from the bar.

On a happier note, Gin & Tonic will once again generously host this year’s Charm Aid concert, an orderly rock-and-roll benefit for St. Luke’s Shelter at 3655 Calvert (in the basement of St. Luke’s UMC). The show features Glover Park rockers The Charm Offensive (with your commercial strip correspondent on bass); Dirty Bomb; and Yell County. Saturday, July 10, 6:30 p.m., suggested donation $10. Shirts required. [Or, skip the concert and donate directly to the shelter here.]

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From the May 2009 Glover Park Gazette:

Shameless plug department: On Saturday, May 30, Gin & Tonic at 2408 Wisconsin will host Charm Aid 2009, a super-fantastic rock show to benefit St. Luke’s Shelter. The event will feature three bands, including The Charm Offensive, a very famous and successful act whose bass player is your Commercial Strip Confidential correspondent. [The other two acts are Yell County and Kid Goat.] Charm Aid 2009 runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $10, 100% of which will go to support the shelter’s work to help its formerly homeless residents achieve independence.

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