Breast Cancer 101 Event Reaches Community

By Southwester Staff On Monday, July 11, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), in collaboration with James Creek Resident Council, Syphax Gardens Resident Council, GOODProjects and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) hosted Breast Cancer 101 at River Park in Southwest DC. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Friends of […]

St. Dominic Church to offer Mental Health First Aid Courses

Mental health disorders affect everyone. In any given year, approximately 58 million (nearly one-in-four) Americans will experience a mental health disorder. One in 17 adults lives with schizophrenia, severe depression or bipolar disorder, and one in 10 children suffers from a serious mental or emotional disorder. To address this serious issue, a certified MHFA instructor […]

Profile: George Kerr & the START Program

George Kerr is the Executive Director of START at Westminster here in SW. The program, which serves all district residents, is a harm reduction, prevention and awareness initiative that was implemented in 2008. START is an acronym for Syringe, Treatment, Advocacy, Resources and Training, which reflects the core element of the harm reduction philosophy. The […]