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The Future of our Southeast Pre-Employment Program: Shanta Hendry

Introducing Shanta Hendry, Bread for the City’s Pre-Employment Program (PEP) Manager, who will shepherd this program and our clients through the transition to our new Southeast Center and a successful future.

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Thank you.

Earlier this month, Bread for the City reached out to our supporters with an urgent problem: the Small Favors Fund, through which we can help clients with immediate emergency financial needs, was nearly depleted. With your help, we met our match!

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How Trauma Informed Care Impacts Fundraising

Our look at how the trauma informed care model continues with our development department. When we realized industry best practices could potentially hurt our clients, we knew things had to change.

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Values and Rapid Re-Housing: It’s Time We Do What Works

BFC attorney Samantha Beckett questions whether DC’s policy is aligned with DC’s stated values on affordable housing, and she calls for long-term housing solutions for families experiencing homelessness.

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker Embedded in Primary Care

Ali Jost, our Integrated Behavioral Health Manager, shares a day in her life at our medical clinic, and her musings on how social work is the “vibranium” of BFC.

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The Vibranium of Bread for the City’s Medical Home

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.

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Clear Minds, Better Lives

BFC’s Social Services team works hand-in-hand with clients in a variety of ways. Petrea Simpson, LGPC, teaches a class that helps people learn to stop negative thoughts and increase coping skills — read on to learn more as we continue our celebration of Social Work Month!

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The Housing Access Program: A Creative Intervention For A Systemic Problem

As Social Work Month continues, BFC is taking a deep-dive into one of our most impactful social services programs: the Housing Access Program, run by social worker Stacey Johnson, helps people find places where they can apply for housing. We’re in a housing crisis in DC where rental amounts far outpace incomes, and in order to find truly affordable housing, individuals and families must navigate a maze of information, requirements, and applications. That’s where HAP can help.