Mark Oppenheim Show Interview
This past August, three of our VSC clients were interviewed on the Mark Oppenheim show which features the work of nonprofits.
Mr. Dietrich Trent, Mr. Michael Hood Bey, and Mr. Donnell Felder each spoke about the challenges of reentry following incarceration. They spoke about barriers to reentry such as housing, parole and mental health. These three men are tremendous advocates for returning citizens and we are extremely proud of them!
"Men In D.C.’s Federal Halfway House Say They Are Stuck Inside Without Essential Supplies"
WAMU covered the impact of COVID-19 on the residents of halfway houses, where our Executive Director Paula Thompson (and co-chair of D.C.’s Reentry Action Network) spoke to CBO's abilities to "shift resources to respond to what we see as an urgent and significant need" for D.C. residents housed in D.C.
and in Baltimore.
"Celebrating Champions of Social Justice"
VSC's 50th Anniversary Gala, themed Raising Voices, was celebrated on October 29 2019, and covered by LEAP Foundation DC.
Interview of Paula Thompson on VSC
Our Executive Director Paula Thompson was interviewed by Oppenheim Associates in collaboration with WHUT (Howard University Television)
Harold Fisher for WHUR 96.3
VSC Executive Director Paula Thompson, Bryan Jones (Returning Citizen & Staff Member, Us Helping Us) and Dietrick Trent (Returning Citizen and Staff Member, The DC Re-engagement Center) were interviewed by Harold Fisher for WHUR 96.3 about the work VSC has done for returning citizens for 50+ years.
Features VSC's work traveling to correctional facilities for support to men who would soon be returning home.
"D.C. Officials Confronting Opioid Crisis"
The AFRO featured a story on Heroin and Opioid Awareness, Prevention and Intervention Day held on July 20th 2017 at Potomac Gardens Park in Southeast, where our Program Director Margot Kirkland commented on the effects of the opioid-heroin crisis.
WUSA9 Covered VSC's Second Chances Celebration on May 15th, 2015. This event focused on the effects of incarceration on women and families with stories shared and a silent auction.