N Street Village Gala: ‘Addicted to Life’
N Street Village held its annual gala at the Ritz Carlton in the West End April 10. The D.C. non-profit helps homeless and low-income women turn their lives around and work toward self-reliance. It honored N Street Village success stories -- Patricia Birk, Shevanda Brantley and Lolita Mitchell -- with the Steinbruck Award. Honored with the Founders’ Award: Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and wife Abigail Blunt as well as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., for their support of the efforts of N Street Village. Brantley summed it up: “I’m addicted to life!” The gala raised more than $675,000 for N Street Village.