Asylum Clinic Archives - Bread for the City

Just Logo Blog / Asylum Clinic

Post Image

Bread for the City’s Asylum Clinic

For over 10 years, Bread for the City has been conducting forensic medical evaluations for individuals seeking asylum in the greater DMV area.

An asylum seeker is someone who has fled their home country with fear of persecution due to their race, political affiliation, religion, sexuality, or social group. An asylum seeker has not yet been given refugee status and is in fear that if they go back to their country their lives will be at risk.

Post Image

Navigating DC’s Department of Human Services: My Experience as a Refugee

Last Thursday, the DC Council held an oversight hearing for the Department of Human Services (DHS), which provides low-income District residents with public benefits such as TANF, SNAP, and Medicaid/Alliance health insurance.

These hearings are an opportunity for community members to raise concerns about DC agencies. Below is an excerpt of written testimony from a Bread for the City client…

Our food pantries will close at 3 PM on Thursday, February 29 for our Black History Month Celebration. Join us to celebrate at our Northwest Center, 1525 7th St NW. Accept your flowers with a flower bouquet arrangement workshop, and enjoy a DJ and food from the African diaspora. All are welcome!