health care,
education and
social services

health care,
education  and
social services

Mary's Center Blog

Celebrating Fatherhood: Why a DC Home Visiting Program Focuses on Fathers

This past weekend, many of us celebrated Father’s Day, and though the relationships children have with their fathers are all very different, research over the years has shown that this relationship really matters.  Children with positive father-child interactions are more likely to regularly attend school, not repeat a grade and achieve a diploma/GED[1].

How to Protect Yourself from the Sun

Did you know that this year alone over 87,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer? That’s according to an estimate from the American Cancer Society. Others in our community and country will be diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer) and squamous cell carcinoma.

Daddy’s Girl

On Father’s Day we honor our dads or those who filled the role of dad in our lives. Lyda Vanegas, Director of Communications and Public Relations at Mary’s Center, pays tribute to her father.



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