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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 24, 2023

CONTACT:
Rhonda Hamilton – (240) 274-9436; advocates4mi@gmail.com
Overseer Dr. Ann Coles II  –  (301) 975-7660; info@healthydcandme.org

Healthy DC & Me Leadership Coalition “dba” Healthy DMV & Me Leadership Coalition, in Maryland, releases their “Palms Up” Community Outreach “Report Card” for all eight (8) Wards of the District of Columbia.

(Washington, D.C. ) – The Healthy DC and Me Leadership Coalition, 501 C3 Mental Health Advocates, spearheaded by former D.C. Mayoral candidate Dr. Rhonda L. Hamilton, supported by many local affiliate community leaders to include Bowie State University “research” personnel, Healthy DC advisors, District professionals of psychology, and addiction, remain concerned with the presence of the on-going social economic decline of marginalized, and low-income families in the Nation’s Capital.  The existent housing, labor, healthcare, and educational realities for these individuals continue to negatively be impacted under the current D.C. Council, and Mayor Bower’s policies and public safety failures.  The lack of proper oversight and accountability for  All  DC citizens’ mental wellness implications must be respected, and adhered to, not diminished, or ignored by DC elected, appointed, agencies, and officials as continually being reported by DC citizens.    

There is a clear link that exists between social and economic inequality, and poor mental health, as well as the ongoing gun violence epidemic in the Washington, DC area.  As a measure of oversight from the community level and representations, former Mayoral candidate Dr. Hamilton is committed to holding Mayor Bowser, members of the DC Council, all applicable officials, and agencies accountable for the low standards of living that far too many District residents and citizens continue to be plagued by, with slow or no ending in sight.

Former District Mayoral candidate Dr. Hamilton and the Healthy DC Leadership invite members of the general public with a vested interest in “SAVING DC” to circulate the following “community report card “link to DC citizens across all eight (8) Wards of the District, in a “unified” effort to help to hold All District officials and agencies accountable to the citizens of the District of Columbia.  Tune-in to the Healthy DC & Me Leadership Coalition’s “Palms Up” Community “Virtual” broadcast every Tuesday, at 7PM, to follow Dr. Hamilton and the Coalition’s continued push to raise the “living and economic” standards, as well as the mental wellness of All District citizens by ensuring the amplification of valid and ongoing citizen concerns on our ‘Palms Up” broadcast’s community platform.  Add your voice to our “community report card”, and we’ll send a community represented, “notice of action” to the Mayor, applicable members of the Council, Media, Office of Attorney General, Chief of Police, and all relevant agency Chiefs , each month until positive solutions are achieved for the District resident(s), and/or the community involved!

DID YOU KNOW?

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.
 
Our goal is to help people in the best way possible in an effort to preserve and to save more lives in the Nation’s Capital and beyond.

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Emergency

Code Red
Gunshot Victim
Life Threatening Wounds
Physical Assault Victim
Severely Injured Auto Accident Victim
Burn Victim
Epilepsy/Seizures
Cardiovascular
Choking & Breathing Obstructions
and more…

trauma

Child Sex Assault Victim
Domestic Violence Victim
Drug Overdose
Rape/Sex Crime Victim
Suicide Watch
Trafficking Victim
Nervous Breakdown
and more…

Mental Health

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.

Physical Health

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.

Rehabilitative

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
  • Legal Aide

Career Training

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

Return Citizen
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.

For more information or to enroll as one of our service providers, please email us at:
info@healthydcandme.org