VOAC Behind the Scenes

Tom Jackman of the Washington Post came down to visit our Hilda M. Barg Homeless Prevention Center in Woodbridge, VA. Mr. Jackman interviewed former Hilda Barg resident and current published author James Allison.

James recently published his first book of poetry, chronicling his 2 year homelessness. The writers – as they are – spent over an hour talking about James’ journey back to self sufficiency and plans for his next book.

Stay tuned for a link to Mr. Jackman’s Washington Post article and check out some of the behind the scenes photos here:


DSC_0545 Right to Left: Tom Jackman of The Washington Post, Tracy Thomas of Hilda M. Barg, Mr. Rick & James Allison

DSC_0550 Tom reading aloud from James Allison’s first book – Dark Waters

DSC_0551 James Allison talking about his writing process with Tom Jackman. “I’ve been writing poetry since the early 1970’s” James said “I have maybe 30-40 notebooks at home.”

DSC_0563 The guys outside picking the best photo for the article.


Special thanks to Tom Jackman, The Washington Post and the staff at The Hilda M. Barg Homeless Prevention Center


Hilda M. Barg Homeless Prevention Center

14945 Jefferson Davis Highway Woodbridge, VA 20175

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