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Yesterday we breathed, today we continue the fight for real Justice

The murder trial of Derek Chauvin ended yesterday with an appropriate yet atypical measure of accountability: guilty on all counts. Still, justice is far from done. George Floyd, whose life was taken over a $20 bill, is still gone, and in the weeks leading up to today’s verdict, the murders of many others including Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, and in the DC area, James Johnson and Dominique Williams were all committed by police officers.

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Volunteer Appreciation Week – April 18 – April 24

Next week is Volunteer Appreciation Week and we want to celebrate with you. We are opening our doors to you and your children to come and volunteer together and help our community members have access to quality resources.

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The Rent and Utility Assistance Program

To qualify for STAY DC, you must be a renter or housing provider in the District who is at risk, or has a tenant at risk, of not paying rent or utilities on a residential dwelling.

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BFC’s Rep. Payee Case Manager Monthly Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter from the Representative Payee Program. A Representative Payee is an individual or an organization designated to receive disability benefits on a client’s behalf.

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Women’s Wellness Day

Bread for the City Social Services team is hosting a virtual Women’s Wellness Day on Wednesday, April 14th from 10am-12pm. There will be fun activities and conversations centered around wellness at home. RSVP today!

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Redefining Success: Empowering Client-Centered Representation

BFC Attorney Tracy Davis will a panelist on Redefining Success: Empowering Client-Centered Representation. It’s about legal services lawyers juggle a variety of issues and representational challenges every day. RSVP Now!

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Ayuda’s new Speaker Series: Faces of Change

Allison Miles-Lee, Managing Attorney at Bread for the City, was a panelist for Ayuda’s new Speaker Series: Faces of Change about Language Access and Language Justice. If you missed it, watch it here!

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Legal Assistance in DC during the Coronavirus

The Public Benefits team at Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic is working virtually to help people and families during the Pandemic. The Coronavirus has led to changes with DC’s benefits programs. Below is information about these changes, and if you have further questions or need assistance, please reach out to our Legal On-Call line at 202-386-7616.