Nonprofit shelter Casa Ruby, known as “everyone’s home,” has closed its doors after a decade providing social services and programs to LGBTQ+ residents of DC. The closure came in the wake of a discontinued grant of more than $800,000 and reports of unpaid bills.
Washingtonians experiencing a mental health crisis can now dial 988 to reach a trained counselor at a local crisis center, 24/7. The new nationwide suicide prevention hotline that launched over the weekend, taking the place of the longer National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number.
DC’s Department of Behavioral Health hopes the easier-to-remember will divert mental health calls away from 911, though the District will also continue to operate its mental health hotline at 1-888-793-4357.
Tonight, Greenbelt’s New Deal Café presents a double-header: a screening of the 2019 documentary “Fleeing Climate Change: The Real Environmental Disaster” followed by a short about desertification in Southern Europe. Discussion to follow. (6:30pm)
Songbyrd music trivia
Drop some knowledge (and pick some up too!) at Songbyrd’s music trivia night. The Northeast music venue promises food, drinks, and a few curveball questions. (7pm)