Unity Health Care, Inc., was founded in 1985 as a health care for the homeless project providing primary health care services to homeless individuals and families that lived in local emergency shelters or on the streets of the District of Columbia. In 1996, the organization expanded when it became the federal government’s emergency grantee for the Community Health Center Programs, which expanded the organization’s patient base to include the underserved, uninsured, and working poor residents of the city. Unity’s mission is to offer a continuum of medical care and human services to homeless and medically underserved people in D.C. Unity is currently the largest primary health care agency in the area with a team of more than 850 compassionate, multicultural professionals that include medical providers, nurses, medical and dental assistants, pharmacists, counselors, and social workers. Every year, the staff provides quality care to more than 82,000 patients through more than 530,000 return visits. The Federal City Health Center (CCNV) expands our services to the Federal City (CCNV) shelter, which has capacity of 1,350 beds and has been serving the City for over 40 years. Federal City is the largest and most comprehensive facility of its kind in America.
D.C. Central Kitchen turns leftover food into millions of meals for thousands of at-risk individuals while offering nationally recognized culinary job training to once homeless and hungry adults. The group’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Its programs provide a comprehensive continuum of care. First, D.C. Central Kitchen provides breakfast, outreach, and counseling services to chronically homeless people living on the streets. The organization recycles 3,000 pounds of food each day, converting it into 4,500 meals distributed to 100 shelters, transitional homes, and rehabilitation clinics throughout the D.C. area. These partner agencies then refer clients to a culinary job training program, where they receive the tools to start new careers. DC Central Kitchen completes the empowerment process by employing the graduates in a full-service catering company or by placing them in full-time jobs at restaurants and hotels throughout the region. Today, DC Central Kitchen is expanding operations, partnering with local farmers to procure fresh produce and begin new revenue-generating social enterprises.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10-11:30 a.m. Unity Health Care’s clinic CCNV’s Federal City Shelter
1-2:30 p.m. Unity Health Care’s clinic at Central Union Mission
1-2:20 p.m. Unity Health Care’s clinic at CCNV’s Federal City Shelter
Friday, May 8, 2015
10-11:30 a.m. Unity Health Care’s clinic at CCNV’s Federal City Shelter
10-11:30 a.m. D.C. Central Kitchen
1-2:30 p.m. Unity Health Care’s clinic at CCNV’s Federal City Shelter