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The eyes have it at Bread for the City’s vision clinic | Post Helping Hand

Dr. Jessica Hahm, Bread for the City's optometrist, goes above and beyond to meet our clients right where they are!👁️ Many haven't had an eye exam, speak languages other than English, or find it challenging to squeeze in an appointment. Dr. Jessica's approach makes eye care accessible for everyone.

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Bread for the City CEO George Jones Wins Nonprofit Leader of the Year

George Jones has been acknowledged for his leadership in reducing staff burnout and pivoting in the face of challenges stemming from the pandemic.

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An unusual vending machine is designed to safeguard drug users’ health | Post Helping Hand

“The goal of our harm-reduction program — including the vending machines — is to provide easy, low-barrier access to medical supplies and wellness supplies to people that need it the most.”

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Nonprofits Revive Right-To-Counsel Program For Tenants Facing Eviction

A group of six nonprofit legal service organizations and 19 law firms are reviving a pilot program that matches some tenants facing eviction with free legal assistance, reviving a pre-pandemic effort that helped dozens of families stay in their homes.

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Bread for the City Responds as D.C. Police Union Moves to Intervene in Lawsuit Challenging Unequal Response to Mental Health Emergencies

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Bread for the City attorney criticizes the debt ceiling deal and its impact on the D.C. community

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Lawsuit Challenges Unequal Response to Mental Health Emergencies in Washington, DC

Bread for the City, a D.C.-based nonprofit supporting underserved communities, filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the District of Columbia’s practice of sending police officers rather than mental health providers to respond to mental health emergencies. Represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of D.C., and the law firm of Sheppard Mullin, the community organization alleges that the disparity in how the District responds to physical and mental health emergencies violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.