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"If you want to learn about a culture, listen to the stories. If you want to change the culture, change the stories." Michael Margolis

Your community talks!

Our MISSION

To bridge the gap between vulnerable metropolitan Washington, D.C. residents and crucial health and community resources through education, creating avenues of access, and empowering individuals to advocate for themselves and others. 

what we do

Through community workshops, we provide a safe place where people tell their stories and express their need for help. By meeting them where they are, we can encourage the use of appropriate and timely services.

Our work is the work of the long haul. Change will happen over time. Our conversations ignite sparks of hope, knowledge, and empowerment.

 

YOU can help create change!

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Be in the Know

What you know will help you grow

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs provide assistance to people with disabilities.

The SSDI program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you are “insured.” This means that you worked long enough – and recently enough - and paid Social Security taxes on your earnings.

 

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to adults and children with disabilities who have limited income and resources.

While these two programs are different, the medical requirements are the same. If you meet the non-medical requirements, monthly benefits are paid if you have a medical condition expected to last at least one year or result in death.

Learn more...

the Vibe

something to think on. something to feel. 

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Attend a workshop - tell your story, learn about
community resources, live a better life!
RECORDED workshops and events 
 
We will be back in action soon with live  virtual conversations and new recordings!
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ISOLATION

Building a Bridge: How to Connect People to Purpose and Purpose to Community

 Learn how to identify socially isolated individuals, create connection opportunities, and develop a support network to meet underlying needs.

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 HOUSING

Should You Stay Or Should You Go? An Exploration of Senior Housing Options.

Through raised awareness of community resources, we will help older adults and their caregivers determine the right time to transition to senior housing. 

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FINANCES

Don't Talk Your Way Into a Trap! 

Your Phone. The Internet. Two great ways to communicate and stay connected. Both can pose dangers, especially for older adults. Learn how to protect yourself, your resources, and gain peace of mind!

Testimonials

Empowering Yourself

& Others

I want to tell others about what I learned at the workshop. I think this program should be held on a monthly basis.

Participant, Moving Forward workshop

Developing Empathy

In Students

All of the students walked away amazed at the session and learned so much.

Dr. Donney John, Executive Director, NOVA Scripts

Helping Partners Pour

Love Into Communities

It was a pleasure to collaborate with you again. It was a very raw and moving session and I felt that our work was meaningful, as always.

Pastor Danielle Bridgeforth, Church of Clarendon

Forum Voices