"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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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