Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB)
(202) 671-5063 or [email protected]
Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB)

The Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB) consists of members of the regional faith community, partnering organizations, and departments of health in the Metropolitan Washington Region. POWAB exists to provide resources, advice, and supports efforts that result in improvements in whole person health for individuals, families, and communities. Our work focuses on the influence of faith institutions and faith-based organizations on the life and health of people who participate in faith-based services. POWAB hosts monthly meetings that are open to the public.
When: Every 2nd Friday each month
New Time: 12:00 PM -1:30 PM ( June 12, 2020) hosted on Zoom
To learn more about POWAB, visit us at
Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak  
POWAB full body meetings are being held remotely.

Join POWAB June 12, 2020 meeting
New Times 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Zoom
​Meeting ID: 890 7447 8187​
One tap mobile​ +13017158592

We are one in the spirit of love!

Fresh Produce

Meditation Video for Stress
Message from the POWAB Co-Chairs
Donna Gayles, Community Co-Chair
Tasha Moses, Community Co-Chair
Regina Jefferson, Government Co-Chair
Lets us know how we can support you
and your places of worship or business

 POWAB Social Media Reporter,
Elder George Kerr III

Church of Scientology
National Affairs Office
1701 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 
Office: 202-667-6404
Cell: 571-643-5040

 Rev. Susan Taylor
National Public Affairs Director

Scientology addresses the spirit—not the body or mind—and believes that Man is far more than a product of his environment, or his genes.
Scientology comprises a body of knowledge which extends from certain fundamental truths. Prime among these are:

Man is an immortal spiritual being.
His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime.
His capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized.

Scientology further holds Man to be basically good, and that his spiritual salvation depends upon himself, his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood with the universe.

3 downloadable booklets: -How to Keep Yourself & Others Well -How to Protect Yourself & Others with Mask & Gloves -How to Prevent the Spread of Illness with Isolation
9 videos; 20 languages; Stay Well signs
Working together we can stay safe.
Let’s continue to worship together safely

National Peace and Prayer

Time: Jun 19, 2020 06:00 PM
Join POWAB Zoom Peace and Prayer Day
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POWAB will host Zoom Peace and Prayer personal testimonies
from, Seniors, Men, Women, Youth and LGBTQ communities about their Personal traumas and survivors of Coronavirus. Faith leaders, spirtual counselors will provide inspirational songs and prayers. Come join us in the rebuilding of our emotional and spiritual spirits together we can walk make a difference
We are one in the spirit!

We wanted to let you know about #iMask4DC
YOU interested in submitting a video from your smartphone The deadline for submitting a 30-second video is June 20th at noon. 
We are doing this COVID-19 education event in partnership with THEARC Theater.  Feel free to pass this information along to your family, friends, neighbors, church members, students, staff, and clients. We want families and individuals of all ages to participate.  There will also be a cash award of $1,000, $500 and $250 for the 3 winners, 
Rev. Adora Iris Lee, MPH, MDiv.
Black Coalition Against COVID-19
(202) 498-2562


Maryland Health Department
Grant Opportunities
Opioid Operational Command Center Announces Call for FY2021 Grant Proposals
Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for grants under its Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Grant Program. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus disruption, the application deadline for FY21 proposals has been further extended to
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5 p.m.

The purpose of the OOCC’s Competitive Grant Program is to distribute grant funding to the highest-scoring proposals received from state and local governments and private, community-based partners that serve to meet some of the greatest needs around the state. The funding available for the OOCC’s FY21 Competitive Grants Program is approximately $5 million.
For More Information Contact
Chief Officer
Mrs. Carmi Washington-Flood

DC HEALTH Department
Reimbursement up to $500
The District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) Hearing Aid Assistance Program (DC HAAP) provides District residents with a reimbursement to offset the cost of purchasing a hearing aid. Residents that purchase/purchased a hearing aid between June 1, 2018 and September 1, 2020 can qualify to receive a reimbursement up to $500 per applicant depending on the out-of-pocket cost.

To be eligible for the reimbursement one must meet the following criteria:
  • A resident of the District of Columbia; 
  • 0 - 14 years of age;
  • 65 years of age or older; 
  • Have a disability;
  • Have an annual gross household income of less than $100,000. 
To receive a reimbursement, the applicant must complete the  HAAP application  in its entirety. The application must be accompanied by the following required documentation:
  • Proof of District residency;
  • Proof of income;
  • Proof of hearing aid purchase; and
  • Verification of hearing impairment from a doctor.
Reimbursement will be contingent upon the availability of funds. Anyone interested in applying for a reimbursement should visit  DC Health's website  to complete an application online or click on the link above to be taken directly to the application. 

Questions can be directed to Tasha Moses at (202) 656-3027 or  [email protected] .

Ask The Nurse!  
Join us for a virtual roundtable with Owner of Mobile NP LLC, 
Veronica Holland-Barner, Nurse Practitioner as she provides 
factual information and answers some of your questions about
 COVID-19. If you have questions about COVID-19  that you would like to ask in advance, please email [email protected]  

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