2023 Archives - Bread for the City

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At Bread for the City, doctors prescribe fresh fruit and veggies | Post Helping Hand

At our medical clinic, we go beyond treating ailments—we care for the whole person.💚 Our care management team prescribing our medical patients with hypertension and diabetes fresh fruits and veggies! Thanks to @DCGreens' ProduceRx program, patients get monthly prepaid cards to purchase fresh produce at the grocery store!🍏🩺

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The paper chase: Helping applicants navigate the benefits process | Post Helping Hand

"Even those of us in the most stable situations can struggle with government paperwork. Now imagine you have a physical or mental disability and are homeless or precariously close to becoming homeless." That's where Bread for the City's Kate Baasch comes in, expertly navigating the social benefits system for people with disabilities, like Nathaniel Parker.

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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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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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‘Built Hopes Up To Break Them Down’: Kenilworth Courts Residents Say D.C. Housing Authority Betrayed Redevelopment Promises

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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.