The Community Board wrote a letter with accompanying portrait to President Obama inviting him to attend one of their monthly Community Board meetings.
DC KinCare Alliance provided information to the Ward 8 Hub regarding legal rights and financial benefits.
After two long years, we were finally able to get together IN PERSON! We braved the rain under the Pavilion covering! Everyone brought yummy food, and the children loved playing with playdough! At the end of the day, an amazing beautiful rainbow came out! A wonderful day had by all!
Executive Director Stephanie McClellan discussed the services provided by DC KinCare Alliance to grandparent and DC agency attendees.
At this meeting, we discussed the new Ombudsperson for Children, advocacy efforts on kinship navigator programs, and an in-person event in July. The DC Affordable Law Firm also provided an amazing presentation on wills, trusts and estates.
The Community Board welcomed Michelle Hammonds, the Director of the Office of Financial Empowerment and Education, District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking. Ms. Hammonds discussed financial literacy issues.
The Community Board welcomed advocates from the DC Fair Budget Coalition to talk about ways to make their voices heard in the DC budget process.
At this meeting, the Community Board discussed ways they can help advocate for an equitable and just budget for DC, and ensure funding for the DC Ombudsperson for Children. Read the testimony of one of our Community Board members on this issue.
Community Board members agreed on a Position Statement regarding Kinship Navigator Programs.
At it first meeting of January 2022, the Board agreed to submit a Position Statement to the DC Council requesting that the Council hold a vote of all Councilmembers on the appointment of the new Director of the DC Child and Family Services Agency, as it has done with past appointments.
We had a wonderful last Community Board meeting of 2021 with dancing, singing, and storytelling. Thank you to So What Else for leading the fun activities!
Thank you to Dr. Holden and Charlie with So What Else for leading us in a music therapy demo. And thank you to Jorge Tormes with TzedekDC for presenting on The Basics of Credit and Debt Collection.
Thank You Raessa Singh with the DC Department of Housing and Community Development for presenting at our monthly Community Board Meeting about how to apply to rental and housing assistance through STAYDC!
We checked in on how everyone was doing, and heard a presentation from The People’s Council on DC utility and water assistance programs!
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At our May monthly community board meeting, we discussed how the DC government can support DC kinship families!
Our Community Board learned how to create vision boards of their short and long-term goals. Dr. Keisha also gave members great suggestions on how to take time for self care every day.
Executive Director Marla Spindel and family law attorney Claudia Williams presented on the ways DC KinCare Alliance can assist HSCSN clients.
Deputy Director Stephanie McClellan and family law attorney Claudia Williams presented on the ways DC KinCare Alliance can assist SHC clients.
Deputy Director Stephanie McClellan and family law attorney Claudia Williams presented on the ways DC KinCare Alliance can assist Mary’s Center clients.
Susie discussed types of housing discrimination and how to address them.
At our January Community Board meeting, we enjoyed some yoga poses and deep breathing exercises! Everyone felt more relaxed and less stressed!