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A DREAM Come True: Kenia’s Story

When Kenia immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador alone at just six years old, she was met with a tearful hug from her mother who had arrived a few years earlier. Kenia had been nervous about traveling by herself – “I was this little girl surrou...

Ready, Set, Go Back to School!

Next month, backpacks will unzip, notebooks will be filled, and school doors will open. After more than a year of virtual learning, most schools will return to full-time in-person education this fall. Mary’s Center Pediatrician Dr. Letizia Val...

How to Get Your Child Tax Credit Payment

Great news – if you have kids under 18, you could get extra money from the federal government this year! This money is coming from the Child Tax Credit, which was increased and advanced for 2021 under the American Rescue Plan. Even if you have...

Immigrant Heritage Month: Meet Emeka and Juan

By Antonio Caro, Development Officer Mary’s Center is proud to celebrate our immigrant community during Immigrant Heritage Month in June. Throughout the month, we are using the power of storytelling to bring the immigrant experience to light. ...

Explaining Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

By the Mary’s Center LGBTQ+ Committee Nowadays, we have a lot more words to describe ourselves than we used to. Instead of being forced to conform to male or female, straight or gay, people can choose from a whole new vocabulary that mirrors t...

Listen Now: Behavioral Health Podcast Series

We are excited to share a new podcast series featuring Mary's Center's phenomenal behavioral health team! The Difference Maker Series @ The Pod of DC is the latest podcast from host and producer Rick Bernstein, spotlighting healthcare heroes i...

Doulas: The Pregnancy and Birth Support You Might Want

If you are having a baby, a doula may be just what you need to facilitate a comfortable pregnancy and birth. Doulas are trained workers who support you in a non-medical capacity through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. They provide ed...

Power in Partnership: Pepco, an Exelon Company

By Paige Warner, Donor Relations Associate As we reflect on the impact the pandemic has had on our community, it is apparent that COVID-19 affected more than just people’s physical health. The pandemic has taken a toll on the financial and emo...

Women’s Health Week: How our own staff keep up with their well-being

From vegan cooking to salsa dancing, Mary’s Center staff share what they do to maintain their physical and mental health, in honor of National Women’s Health Week (May 9-15). Top: Marisa enjoying an outdoor workout; Bottom: Marisa’s dog Lu...

New Baby at Home? Follow These Tips for a Good Start!

The time after birth is fun and full of surprises, but it can also be hectic and overwhelming. Mary’s Center Pediatrician Dr. Jessica Schroeder has advice on what to expect and how to keep your baby safe and healthy. Taking Care of your Ba...