Sharing Passion for Mary’s Center in the Workplace

On October 16th, Mary’s Center held its 2020 Vision Virtual Gala, raising over $450,000 to help under-resourced communities in the region reclaim health, hope, and opportunity.  Leading up to the Gala, supporters created their own peer-to-pe...

From Patient to Provider: Sala’s Story

Sala Muracho ready for work with full PPE at Mary's Center's Fort Totten dental clinic Growing up in Ethiopia, Sala Muracho spent a lot of time at his family’s dental practice. He always dreamed of becoming a dentist when he got older, and he ...

Flu Vaccine: Your Best Shot at Staying Healthy

Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath – the symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 can be hard to differentiate, but these are two distinct illnesses. That means you could contract both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, and getting one do...

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: 7 Tips to Support Your Child’s Growth

By Maiyu Fernandez MPH, RDN, LN, Director of Nutrition, and Joyce Adams, Nutrition Intern Childhood obesity continues to sharply rise all around the globe; 13.7 million children in the United States are affected by obesity. Although the preval...

Make Your Voice Heard

You are important and your voice matters. It makes no difference where you live or work, how much education or money you have, or what race/ethnicity you are – we all deserve to be heard. Please, take advantage of two crucial opportunities to ...

10 Actions We Can All Take to Prevent Suicide

If you need help now, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Protecting your mental health and catching signs of depression early is equally as important to your well-being right now a...

Giving During a Pandemic: Meet Trudi Davis

By Paige Warner, Donor Relations Associate   Trudi Davis, a freelance writer and longtime Adams Morgan resident, was familiar with Mary’s Center’s work. But as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, she developed a new l...

Breastfeeding and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

By Lisle Cole, Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS), BS, MBA, Breastfeeding Counselor As we celebrate National Breastfeeding Month in the midst of a pandemic, Mary’s Center is here to answer questions parents may have about breastfeeding a...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Power of Community Health Centers in Times of Crisis

By Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Transformation Officer and Administrative Medical Director March 11, 2020 was the Wednesday that everything changed for Mary’s Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread from the Pacific Northwest and took ...

Preparing Your Teen for a Virtual School Year

The transition from summer vacation back to school is never easy for families, and this year poses new challenges with most schools in the DC region starting off virtually. Luckily, Mary’s Center expert Rachel Osborn, LICSW, MSW, is here to he...