Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition

2020 Week 6

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares Before reading this week’s blog, take five minutes and check-in with yourself: How am I feeling? Have I been eating regularly? Have I been kind to myself and others? Have I had good enough sleep? Have I been in the sun? Have I stretched my muscles…
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2020 Week 5

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares Being a part of Baltimore’s response to COVID-19 has been exhausting yet rewarding at the same time. With the implementation of social distancing and transition to remote work, we are finding new ways to do our work to support the communities we have always cared about….
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2020 Week 4

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares It feels incredibly surreal as we reach the midpoint of the Community Impact Internship Program this Summer. As a tradition, I look back at my blog and chicken-scratch notes from the first week of the program and reflect upon how far I’ve come – what I…
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2020 Week 3

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares As we approach the one-month benchmark of official CIIP digital interning, I thought I would share a bit about adjusting to work from home, creating new routines, and serving the Baltimore community through a screen. I start my mornings around 7 AM with some hot Nescafe…
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2020 Week 2

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares As I log into Zoom, I see a quick preview of my head full of thick curls and my name along the bottom of the screen ‘Sarah Abdellah (she/her/hers)’. The addition of my pronouns to my username was quickly commended by Killian, one of the doulas…
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2020 Week 1

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares We are living in a time of revolution. The Black voices in our communities have consistently been calling for change. Calling for racial justice and the dismantling of structural, systemic, interpersonal, and institutionalized racism in our country. We are also living in a time of revolution…
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2019 Week 6: Healthcare/Health Policy

CHANEL LEE | STAR TRACK This week I created a mental health and wellness presentation aimed for young boys in the community. Every month, STAR TRACK gives a presentation to a boys’ guild, and this month, they requested one on mental health. I also created a brochure with quick and…
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2019 Week 5: Healthcare/Health Policy

KRISTIN KNIGHT | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC This week I collaborated with Hilena to make a presentation about the social determinants of health which we presented to a group of high school students. While doing research for this presentation I learned some jarring information. I learned that that there is a difference…
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2019 Week 4: Healthcare/Health Policy

REAH VASILAKOPOULOUS | BALTIMORE HARM REDUCTION COALITION Having worked with BHRC for two (amazing and beautiful) summers puts me in a great position to compare my goals between each experience. By the end of my first summer, I was hoping I would be fully naloxone trained, serve as an effective…
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Week 3: Healthcare/Health Policy

CHANEL LEE | STAR TRACK This week was quite different from others prior. On Wednesday morning, I rode Route 22 on the MTA and traveled to 3701 Cottage Avenue to table at a community health resource fair. There, we offered free HIV testing and gave out condoms, lube, hot sex…
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