In the 1970s DC children had greatly elevated lead levels from interior paint exposure. CHV member, Dr. Muriel Wolf, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital, was the super hero(ine) who discovered the connection, conducted a study among Capitol Hill Homes and pushed for legislative changes to ban lead in household paint.
Paint chips taste like Necco wafers, children regularly ate peeling paint. Households making improvements and houses in disrepair were equally at risk.
Learn more about Dr. Wolf’s groundbreaking career in lead poisoning, poisonous snakes, and her role as one of the few women in med school and in the medical profession.
Rick Weber, a longtime Capitol Hill resident and environmental reporter for Inside Washington Publishers will facilitate the conversation.
The event will take place February 9 at 7:00 p.m., at the Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. Reservations are not required but are preferred.
Laissez le bon temps rouler is what they say in New Orleans when they want to let the good times roll. We’ll be doing just that on February 27th at Union Market’s Dock 5, DC’s hippest new space. Our Mardi Gras-themed gala will include all the elements of a stellar celebration. Gala reservations are now open!
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Capitol Hill Village is introducing a new membership category for households who have delayed joining the Village, but need the excellent services, volunteer support, and expertise with some urgency. Individuals who are not Village members, but find themselves needing support and guidance can join at an $800 and 1200/year for individuals and households respectively. This rate is for those who have not been members but need Care Coordination services. Individuals who have been members and have invested in Village programs will not experience any increase in rates if/when they need care services. The new rates will go into effect April 1, 2016. Rates for members who join without needing urgent care services will remain at $530 and $800/year for individuals and households respectively. This rate has been in effect since January 2009. This new opportunity will not impact any programs for low-income members who receive a discounted rate. The new rates do not apply to social memberships.
How do we define urgency? CHV staff will assess new members needing care services to determine the urgency of their needs. An assessment will be given annually until the member no longer needs care services. The process is thus: new members receive a 30-60 minute overview about Capitol Hill Village and determine whether or not they are interested in joining. If they are interested in joining and need care service, CHV staff will conduct an intake assessment that includes a home visit. Factors that are measured to determine the urgency of need include: physical home environment and safety, cognitive state, physical and mental health issues, nutrition, mobility, and other factors.
Resources and Referrals for the Broader Community
Capitol Hill Village will make its resource and referral services available to non-members for $75 an hour, beginning April 1, 2016. These services are available for any resident within our boundaries—such as a seniors whose children may or may not live on Capitol Hill, or an adult child who lives on Capitol Hill but whose parents do not. This service is provided on an “as available” basis. The services will be scheduled and coordinated, not provided on a drop-in basis or in crisis (e.g., family is being discharged from the hospital today).
Services may include the following:
1. Resources and referrals for legal, medical, health, documents. This includes explanations, referrals and articles, etc. It can also include connections/introductions to service providers. It may include research on providers outside of DC.
2. Senior family planning: working with families to facilitate family conversations, provide counseling services and referrals/recommendations. This may include a home visit (on Capitol Hill), research on resources outside DC, facilitation among various family members.
3. Transition Planning: Support to families whose members are going from hospital to rehabilitation facility, or from rehabilitation to long-term nursing care, or from home to assisted living.
These new methods are meant to provide services for Capitol Hill residents across the community in new and dynamic ways. It will put Capitol Hill Village in a position to expand dialogue about longevity and aging in community.
The Capitol Hill Village CFC number is 55474
CHV is proud to have been selected for the 2015-2016 Catalogue for Philanthropy
The Capitol Hill Village United Way number is 8066
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