Our Films

A Journey Home

A Journey Home Image

Director: Ellie Walton
Producers: Brandon Kramer & Lance Kramer
Cinematography: Ellie Walton
Sound: Lauren Honesty
Media Educator: Brandon Kramer
Assistant Editors: Lauren Honesty, Peter Cutler
Content Specialists: Emily Whiting, Patricia Fugere
Additional Camera: Peter Cutler
Music: Sam McCormally
Sound Design: David van Dokkum


A Journey Home shares personal stories of the struggle against homelessness in the District of Columbia and the journey to find a stable place to call home. Produced in partnership with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

Help engage our community in dialogue about homelessness in DC. The following discussion guide will help you share this film with others in your workplace, your neighborhood, your faith congregation, or your school.

A Journey Home Booklet (PDF)



February 19, 2013
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
3935 Benning Rd. N.E.
Washington, DC 20019



1. Share the story. A Journey Home will be posted on YouTube and at www.legalclinic.org. Forward the link widely to raise awareness about homelessness in DC.

2. Host an event. Help engage our community in dialogue about homelessness in DC. Create a “pop-up” screening with others to share and discuss the film and the issues. To let us know who’s talking go to Facebook.com/legalclinicforthehomeless.

3. Contact your elected officials to let them know you care about protecting the safety net and affordable housing in our community. Visit www.dc.gov/mayor and www.dccouncil.us.

4. Sign up to receive policy updates and action alerts. Fan us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and read the blog–then join us in advocating on behalf of those in need.

5. Volunteer your time. The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless partners with area law firms to provide pro bono legal representation to those facing homelessness in DC. For more information contact info@legalclinic.org.

6. Save a life. If you see someone who is in need of shelter or assistance, call the shelter hotline at 1-800-535-7252.


Design & Development by Velocity | Illustrations by Steven Weinberg Studios