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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!

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Social Worker Stories: Women’s Wellness Day Recap

Who says social workers can’t have fun? On March 15, our amazing Women Empowered program sponsored Women’s Wellness Day. UDC Social Work intern Canise Richardson has the recap on a day filled with good food, great people and an even greater experience.

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Social Worker Stories: From Attorney and Activist to Social Work Intern

We’re going back to back for Social Work Month with our second post for the week! Today, our newest social work intern, Mindy Brodsky, Esq., takes us on her journey from attorney and activist to the world of social work. She also gives us an inside look on a first interaction with a client.

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.

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