DC’s Current Administration, to include the Office of the Mayor, Attorney General, and Members of the DC Council continue to fail low-income, and marginalized citizens in Ward 8, Southeast DC!


November 6, 2023


Dr. Rhonda Hamilton – (240) 274-9436, advocates4mi@gmail.com

Ms. Cynthia L. Robinson – (301) 768-2101, cynlrob@aol.com

(WASHINGTON, DC) – DC’s Current Administration, to include the Office of the Mayor, Attorney General, and Members of the DC Council continue to fail low-income, and marginalized citizens in Ward 8, Southeast DC!

Join the “Marbury Plaza Tenants United for Change” today at 10:30 a.m. (EST), as they rally in front of the John Wilson building located at, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, to demand transparency, proper oversight, and accountability from DC’s elected officials for their continued failure and negligence regarding slumlord conditions that have left tax paying, voting, and under-served District citizens living with inhabitable conditions. Why, they’ve asked their Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, have they been left to live in such squalor for so long without an acceptable remedy, or without effective city enforcements?

They’ve asked At-Large Councilmember, and Chairperson of the Housing Committee, Robert White for a basic understanding of why their landlord, MP PPH LLC, has been allowed to violate their TOPA rights without any recourse to the many suffering elderly, subsidized, and uninformed tenants. White informed members of the Marbury Plaza tenant association that he himself was not that “well versed” on TOPA, as he attempted to “pass the buck” by telling them along with their advocates, that the Council’s hands were tied. Additionally, White was informed that the tenants have also shared their frustrated and disappointed accounts with Mr. Matthew Meyer in the DC Office of Attorney General, who has failed to provide the tenants with a detailed account of when and how the “outstanding” and in many cases, life threatening repairs, and security concerns that they are living with would be addressed. Meyer further informed the Tenant Association President, Ms. Barbara Cooper, that he was not that familiar with the Bankruptcy proceedings, and that MP PPH LLC, had been long expected to utilize the “loophole”, which allowed the “ tenant’s TOPA rights process to be eluded.

Marbury Plaza tenants would like to know how much longer District citizens are supposed to remain as “sacrificial pawns” to a failed system of governance, that lacks competent, and proper oversights on matters regarding safe, clean, and habitable housing, that continues to negatively impact their living and their mental health.

Why does the DC Tenant Bill of Rights seem to only be an effective tool when used by the OAG’s office to tout “headline” grabbing accounts? Why is it okay for the Mayor to have ignored these tenants many, consistent “cries” for help? Why should these tenants continue to accept sub-par responses to matters as serious as those that even the DC Court system has recognized as being egregious? How can low-income and subsidized citizens of this District overcome health, economic, and educational disparities in the face of “gentrified” agendas that leave them “begging” for basic and humane systems that won’t keep their well-being at risk? Months after the end of a global pandemic Marbury Plaza tenants, as well as other District residents are faced with cruel, dismissive, unaccountable bureaucratic processes from officials that continue to fail its citizens regarding matters of public safety, drug policy reform, access to comprehensive mental health resources, as well as homelessness. Enough is enough! #mentalhealthmatters!

In a city where dogs, sports teams, and real estate, seem to garner Mayor Bowser’s attention above the proper health, and wellness of its most valuable assets, its citizens, there’s no wonder over 300,000 registered District voters have become unengaged in voting. Healthy DC citizens and youths must have clean, stable, and sustainable housing free from slumlord realities, in order to survive. Where is the proper justice for so many failed policies, oversights, and programs? Many DC residents are questioning the effectiveness of the Chairperson of the DC Council, as well as the OAG’s Social Justice division? Join the Marbury Plaza tenants as they fight for their dignity and for the right to be heard! Marbury Tenants need your voices! Join us today at 10:30 a.m. (EST) Don’t let your fellow citizens stand alone!


The Capital City Emergency “Level II” Trauma & Wellness Center will house a “state of the art” Outreach Community Resource Center, that will provide case management, mental health community advocacy, and oversight from the M.I. Mother’s Keeper mental health advocates. 
The Capital City Emergency “Level II” Trauma & Wellness Center will offer patrons access to immediate coverage by general surgeons as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
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At Capital City Emergency Trauma & Wellness Center patrons with mental health emergencies that include life threatening situations in which an individual is imminently threatening harm to self or others, severely disoriented or out of touch with reality, has a severe inability to function or is otherwise distraught and out of control, will have access to quality and psychiatric emergency services and referrals.

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Whether your life threatening medical emergency involves excessive or uncontrollable bleeding, head injury. difficulty with breathing, severe pain, heart attack, vision impairments, stroke, physically collapsing, or seizure related, rest assured that our professionals will properly assess and evaluate the level of response that will be most needed to help provide stabilized care solutions and minimize complications as well as reduce early mortality.

Holistic Healthcare

We offer healthcare solutions that will support the whole person which includes their physical, psychological, emotional, social, & spiritual wellbeing. Research supports that because your mental state can affect your overall health we support and offer the inclusion of complimentary and alternative medicine(CAM) practitioners and naturopathic doctor recommendations and referrals as a part of our Outreach Community Resource Center’s care regimen and support.


Emergency care can typically result in traumatic injuries for which rehabilitation becomes an essential component of care in trying to achieve the best long-term outcomes for the patient. In addition to speeding up recovery times and helping to prevent further complications, rehabilitative care also helps to support a patient’s self-managed recovery once discharged from our facility. Our Outreach Community Resource Center works closely with our trauma center’s discharge department to assure that patrons requiring these services are linked with qualified professionals who will be accountable to the standard of care required to help the patron be successful in their recovery.

Social Services

Our “state of the art” Outreach Community Resource Center intends to promote “expansive” beneficial community enriching services, programs, case management, & linkage to “approved” partner resources and supports in all of the following intended areas and more:

Social Services

  • Clothing
  • Food Pantry
  • Housing/Shelter
  • I.D. Credentials
  • Senior Wellness Check
  • Toiletries
  • Transportation
  • Etc.

Extended Family Services

  • Child Care
  • Credit Counseling
  • Family Court Services
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Career Training

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  • Computer/Graphics Training
  • Culinary Program  
  • GED Courses
  • Hospitality Training
  • Job Etiquette & Grooming
  • Resume’ Prep
  • Sales Training
  • Software/Technology workshops
  • Small Business Training

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Program Partner
(Bridging the Gap)

  • Case Management
  • Temporary Boarding/Housing
  • Transitional Program Registration

Prevention/Intervention Outreach,
Workshops, & Programs

  • After-school Behavioral Health Program
  • Civic Engagement / Volunteer Sign-up
  • Fatherhood Rites of Passage
  • Gun Violence Town Hall Forum
  • Life Coaching & Coping Strategies
  • Marriage Counseling Workshops
  • Medicare Informational Workshops
  • Mentorship Training
  • Parental Classes
  • Support Groups
  • Town Hall Discussions
  • Violence De-Escalation Training
  • Voter Registration

Nutritional Outreach

  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Dietary Programs
  • Exercise Classes
  • Recipe Sharing Workshops
  • Meal Prep

Community Outreach

The Healthy DC & Me Leadership Coalition is partnering with the M.I. Mother’s Keeper Mental Health advocacy organization to provide outreach services on the community level as an aid in reducing the existent health inequities that many District citizens are facing as a direct result of the presence of debilitating social determinants and the lack of culturally appropriate care choices and realities for community members residing in marginalized and lower-income communities.

It is the vision and intentions of the M.I. Mother’s Keeper Mental Health Advocates organization to help improve the quality of living for citizens living in our Nation’s Capital and beyond by overseeing the delicate linkage to services and by maintaining higher standards of care accountability for deserving citizens of the Nation’s Capital.

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