Starting next week, residents in Wards 7 and 8 will not need to come to the Northwest Center, which is located in Ward 6, for medical assistance. Bread for the City is opening its health care center in the newly named Michelle Obama Southeast Center of Bread for the City, 1700 Good Hope Road, SE on Monday, October 4, 2021. The new facility will bring BFC’s primary medical, dental, and vision care services east of the Anacostia River for the first time in the organization’s history.
Before reading this blog post, I want you to stop and think about the word “Nurse.”
Like most people, I’m sure a few images enter your subconscious thoughts. Bedpans, stiff white scrubs, or maybe you have seen a few too many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and envision a steamy scene with Dr. McHottie. (Tempting for a mid-afternoon daydream!) But for me, nursing is much more of a phenomenon than that.
We received 400 doses, the bulk of the doses will be for DC area frontline staff and medical providers who will be referred by the DC Health Department. Many people are scared and don’t feel as if they’re ready to take the vaccine, and that’s perfectly reasonable. Have an open mind and be willing to change your mind once you have all the information.
Board members and clients of Bread for the City highlight the difference we have made in their lives. We provide food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.
Bread for the City celebrates Gege Gena, Kristin Ashby, and Brionne Williams … our nurses! Everyday, they care for patients, administer medicine, communicate between patients and doctors, and so much more. Right now, they help to lead our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon COVID-19 testing at the NW Center.
A look back at our 2019 Good Hope Gala speaker Courntey Dowe, who chronicled her journey with Bread for the City, her first time meeting Dr. Randi and how believing in someone makes magic.