Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Honors Akin Gump

(Washington, D.C.) – The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless (WLCH) has honored Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP with its Site Adoption of the Year Award in recognition of the firm’s work with Miriam’s Kitchen. The award was presented at the WLCH’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception on November 6.

Since 1983, Miriam’s Kitchen has offered a hot, nutritious breakfast every weekday morning to individuals who are homeless in Washington, D.C. In addition, the organization offers access to a wide range of social services, including mental health, medical and substance abuse services; assistance finding adequate shelter and permanent housing; and help meeting other immediate needs, including clothing, toiletries, transportation and haircuts.

For over a decade, Akin Gump has partnered with WLCH to protect the rights of homeless and other residents of Washington, D.C., challenged by the effects of poverty. Since 2007, the firm has worked closely with Miriam’s Kitchen – “one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region,” according to the Catalogue for Philanthropy – assisting guests with issues pertaining to SSI disability and other federal benefits, shelter, housing, lost identification and lost property.

John Jacob, a partner at Akin Gump and a member of the board of directors of WLCH, said, “We are honored to receive this award and look forward to continuing – and expanding – our strong partnership with WLCH and Miriam’s Kitchen, which has allowed our team to assist over 60 individuals in the past 20 months.”

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers and advisors in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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