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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
March 20, 2018 by BFC
Guest Author: Brittany Pope
As Social Work Month continues, Bread for the City celebrates our STUDENTS! Each year, we support students of social work who are looking to get experience and mentoring from our Social Services team. Native Washingtonian Brittany Pope is one of our talented students, and in honor of Social Work Month, she shares about her life and experience at Bread for the City.