Updated: Mar 24
--Washington, DC. On Monday, March 16, 2020 members of DC Project Connect found ourselves asking how we could carry out our mission during a pandemic? We were unable to host our in-person support groups for the residents at the halfway house. However, what we could offer and deliver hygiene kits. We wore latex gloves during our delivery, and carefully placed the box of care packages on the front step of the halfway house and notified the resident monitor of our delivery, per social distancing protocols. More...
Background: DC Project Connect Distributes Care Packages to Citizens who have Returned to the D.C. Area From Prison:
To aid citizens who recently returned from prison, DC Project Connect and our sister nonprofit organizations have distributed care packages in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, to ease returning citizen's transition. The care packages, consisting of soap, dental care products, and other toiletries, were donated by Walden’s University’s Office of Alumni Engagement. This past August (2019), Walden University faculty, graduate students and their families, collaborated with DCPC volunteers to assemble over 1,000 care kits for supporting these individuals. The distribution of these kits has become instrumental during the COVID-19 pandemic.