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A day in the life of a social worker: BFC’s SOAR Manager and DC SOAR Team Lead

As we continue to celebrate Social Work Month, read on to learn how Ashley Moore juggles the complicated job of being BFC’s SOAR Manager while also supporting the entire District as the DC SOAR Team Lead!

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We are Women Empowered!

March is not only National Social Workers’ Month, it’s also National Women’s History Month! As we celebrate both of these events, we’re excited to share about a new project that Bread for the City started just this year.

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Celebrating Social Work Month at Bread for the City!

It’s that time of year again: Social Work Month! Each March, we pause to thank our social workers, social work students, and all social services staff. The theme this year, per the National Association of Social Workers, is “Leaders, Advocates, Champions” – and at Bread for the City, our Social Services Department is all that and more.

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SOAR: A solution to the wait

Bread for the City’s SOAR Program assists individuals with disabilities in the Social Security application process. We provide support at the initial and reconsideration levels and the use of the SOAR model increases approvals and decreases wait times. Meet Bruce, one of the faces behind the scenes of SOAR.

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Snapshot of Women’s Wellness Day

With the theme “Reflections of You,” Women Strong DC’s 2017 Women’s Wellness Day provided knowledge, inspiration, and relaxation that resonated with the audience of over 50 participants.

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100 HAP Clients Housed

Bread for the City’s Housing Access Program (HAP) was created as a way to help streamline and centralize both education and assistance for people in need of affordable housing. 100 clients have now been housed as part of this program, and here we share Anita’s journey.

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Inside BFC’s Southeast Household Preservation Project

After 13 years of waiting, Sharon (a Bread for the City client) again has a home of her own. The Southeast Housing Preservation Project provided encouragement, support and transportation assistance along the way.

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Bread for the City’s First Job Fair a Success!

Bread for the City hosted its first Job and Information Fair on Friday, June 16. Organized by Representative Payee Coordinator Shanta Hendry, the fair was designed to bring together a number of different companies and services agencies to give job seekers important resources.