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I want to commend Stephanie Mencimer for the way she presented the story “Strung Out and Stung Along” (4/14). I was a counselor/case manager for this program, and the content accurately painted our experience. I hope this article outrages others and results in the clients’ obtaining the services that are needed. To an outsider this story may seem hard to believe—the security/housekeeping/ owner of the building was awarded our contract. I have lived in this area for less than three years and have frequently heard about the corruption in the District government. This was an example of how business is done in the District. It’s an embarrassment and a disservice to the people. I thought the article was charming, witty, and nicely written, and outlined events I was aware and unaware of. Excellent job.

Laurel, Md.