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Bread for the City’s statement on The Office of the Attorney General and the District of Columbia Housing Authority settlement

It’s against this backdrop that we issue this statement expressing our deep disappointment in the agreement recently signed by the Office of the Attorney General and the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) settling a lawsuit filed against DCHA for their failure to abate nuisances at 10 of their properties.

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Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by George A. Jones on Behalf of Bread for the City

2020 has delivered one blow after another, now we have received a real gut punch with the heartbreaking news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her courageous battle with cancer.

 

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Our Staff Rocks: Susanne Horn, Representative Payee Program Manager

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Social Services + Healthcare = A winning combination

Before our hours of operation changed due to COVID-19, Bread for the City’s Intern Fatima Bravo shadowed our Care Management Specialist, Brittany Ferreras, as she worked with patients to address their physical and emotional health in our Health Resource Room.

SOAR Roundtable

Ashley Moore, Associate Director of Care Management, participates in a SOAR roundtable.

Social Work Month

Social Workers: Generations Strong

“It felt empowering”: Giving feedback on SOAR

All throughout the month of March, Bread for the City is celebrating Social Work Month by hearing directly from our social services staff. Read on to see how Ashley Moore, our Associate Director of Care Management, works with national and community groups to improve the SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) process.

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Congratulations to Our 2019 Cycle 1 PEP Graduates!

The Bread for the City family would like to congratulate the 19 new graduates of our Pre-Employment Program!

PEP helps BFC clients develop the skills necessary to secure and retain employment. PEP accomplishes through a four-tiered approach: job readiness workshops, case management, life skills coaching, and job placement.

Once our PEP clients reach graduation, they enter our workforce development program to put their new skills into action. We help connect graduates with job opportunities, and we even offer paid internships for graduates right here at Bread for the City. Last year, 71% of PEP graduates found work, or entered an educational/job training program.

Six of our new grads have found employment with another headed to school to become an electrician.

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Social Worker Stories: Putting More PEP in Our Step

We’re closing out Social Work Month with some exciting news about our Pre-Employment Program. Read on to find out about the new changes we’ve implemented to better serve our clients.

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Social Worker Stories: A Day in the Life of a Rep Payee

Social Work Month continues as Jade Graver and Sofia Heffernan work as coordinators in BFC’s Representative Payee Program, read on to see what a day in Rep Payee really looks like!

In times of crisis, we all need to come together.

Bread for the City is comprehensively responding to COVID-19 with expanded community partnerships, continual medical care, and responsible and creative programming so that we can meet our community’s needs.

Will you help us with a gift today? Together, we can meet these extraordinary times head-on and ensure that all DC residents remain safe, fed, and supported.

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