Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby

By Carolina Sierra, MS, CNS, Nutrition Services Coordinator During pregnancy, your body will go through many physiological changes to enable the development of a healthy baby. You can support these changes and promote positive pregnancy outcom...

Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic

As we enter a new year, Mary’s Center is reflecting on the incredibly traumatic year we leave behind and the mental health needs of our community as we look forward to 2021. Indeed, trauma is all around us – in the transgender woman endur...

Our Highlights from the Year

It’s hard to believe there are only three days left until the new year. Despite the unprecedented challenges of 2020, the support of our volunteers, donors, partners, and staff enabled Mary’s Center to adapt quickly to meet the needs of our regio...

We Need Your Help to Stop the Spread

At Mary’s Center we are very concerned about the increase in COVID-19 infections in the DC region and across the country.  We are counting on you to fully answer all screening questions we ask on the phone and at the door s...

A Sweet Holiday Season

Our holiday plans may look different this year because of the pandemic, but we can still keep our spirits high through traditions like baking special family recipes. From our kitchens to yours, here are a few of our staff's favorite holiday ba...

PrEP Yourself to Prevent HIV

By Airam Thurman, Outreach Coordinator Let’s say you think you have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but you don’t have any money or insurance. What do you do? In some places this may be a barrier to care, but not at Mary’s ...

#MyGivingStory – Meet Kola Garber

By Antonio Caro, Development Officer “During the holidays, we tend to focus on materialistic things. What can you get? At the end of the year, it’s important to think beyond what you want and focus on giving back. And it’s not just a one-time ...

The Best Time to Quit Smoking Is Today

By Jose Majano, Associate Director, Community Health Education, Training, and Research "When life changes to be harder, change yourself to be stronger."Edwin Mamerto This quote brings to mind the challenging time we are living in du...

You’re Diagnosed with Diabetes…Now what?

If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be feeling scared, angry, or confused. These are very normal emotions to have, and you are not alone! More than 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes, and while the diagnosis can be overwhelm...

The Work Must Continue: Mary’s Center Statement on the Election

An engaged community is an empowered community, and Mary’s Center thanks every voter in the DC area who made their voices heard leading up to and on election day. Now we must continue to raise our voices for those who cannot speak and for thos...