As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we will be focusing our blog and social media posts on a different area of our services to the community. Each month, we will highlight a part of CPDC’s mission and what steps we are taking every day to help communities grow and thrive. This month, our focus features will center around our Resident Services partners and staff, volunteers, and program participants.
Community of Hope is a nonprofit leader in the Washington, D.C. area. Their mission is to improve the health and quality of life for low-income, homeless, and underserved families and individuals by providing healthcare, housing with supportive services, educational opportunities, and spiritual support.
“CPDC entered into partnership with The Conway Health and Resource Center to first inform residents about the new health facility,” said Daynna Dixon, Regional Resident Services Manager. “Together, we sought to provide residents with access to quality affordable heath services and deepen our partnerships in the Health and Wellness impact area.”
One of the partner events was Smile Week, a program designed to highlight this partnership. The event was held at the Wheeler Terrace Community and the camp served more than 50 youth from Meadowbrook Run, Wheeler Terrace and Arbor View.
The youth were engaged in a week of activities geared towards healthy dental hygiene. Activities included:
- Creating healthy teeth models out of fruit
- An Easter egg hunt. The Easter eggs were full of toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss instead of candy
- A fun and interactive workshop encouraging youth to maintain healthy dental hygiene at an early age
- Daily information to the parents encouraging them to visit the new center, utilize the center’s dental clinic for their families dental needs, and to start scheduling their back to school health visits early
At CPDC, nothing is more important to us than creating stronger, thriving communities. With the dedication of Resident Services partners like Community of Hope, we are taking steps every day to create a healthy future for our residents.
If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved in our resident services programs or become a partner with us, please visit our Resident Services page here .