March 15, 2018 by BFC
Guest Author: Ashley Moore
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!
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.
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.
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.
September 01, 2017 by BFC
Guest Author: Elton Johnson, Communications Fellow at Bread for the City
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.
August 14, 2017 by BFC
Guest Author: Stacey Johnson, Housing Access Program Manager at Bread for the City
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.
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.
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.