Ever wonder what a social worker does? From running organizations to providing one-on-one support to clients in their most vulnerable hours, social workers manage complexity, lift up people’s humanity, and make the world a better place. In honor of Social Worker month this March, Bread for the City is sharing highlights of the work social workers do at Bread for the City. Read our stories and learn how social workers empower individuals and systems to make the world a better place.
It’s that time of year again: Social Work Month! Each March, we pause to thank our social workers, social work students, and all social services staff. The theme this year, per the National Association of Social Workers, is “Leaders, Advocates, Champions” – and at Bread for the City, our Social Services Department is all that and more.
November 07, 2017 by BFC in Healthcare
The Impact Fund recently featured BFC Client and Volunteer Ebony Price and BFC CEO George Jones in their post about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s $1 million surplus.
September 29, 2017 by BFC in Healthcare
The closure of two labor and delivery wards in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods presents a challenge for communities with already alarmingly high maternal and infant mortality rates
Today, Brittany Morgan, a talented Public Ally and native Washingtonian, helps hundreds of Bread for the City medical patients access social services and thrive, despite managing a chronic illness. But tomorrow, thousands of service leaders like Brittany will be eliminated if President Trump’s cruel 2018 budget passes Congress.
For the last few years, Bread for the City has been hosting a crochet group that meets every Monday in the medical waiting area. Clients use the time to socialize, share their skills, and enjoy a mutual hobby. Yesterday, our group went on an outing to the Phillips Collection to see the Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and other related works. The collection focused on the mass exodus of the black community from the rural south to the urban north between the world wars. The exodus, which was prompted by wartime shortages and oppressive conditions, was the largest population shift of African-Americans since the time of slavery. Lawrence’s collection features 60 panels of the African-American migration and is open until January 8, 2017.
July 19, 2016 by BFC in Healthcare
You could practically feel the energy throughout the entire Bread for the City NW Center last Thursday as we officially welcomed the newest addition to our medical program–vision care!
Friends, neighbors, and family members (hi Mom!) came together to “cut the ribbon” and learn more about our clinic from the people who made it possible.
Hello my People! Let’s talk Juneteenth…
An internationally recognized day of observance, Juneteenth (June 19th, abbreviated), commemorates the day that presumably the last slaves in America were freed with the reading of The Emancipation by General Gordon Granger to enslaved residents of Galveston, Texas in 1865. Some historical texts have also noted that Juneteenth was originally known as the “Day of Jubilee” or “Jubilee Day”.