“It should be no surprise that children living in Wards 7 and 8 are 10 times as likely to visit the emergency room for an asthma attack as children living in the affluent upper Northwest quadrant of the city.”
Janet Phoenix, M.D., George Washington University, School of Public Health.
Washington, D.C., is no different than other major cities. For decades, redlining, restrictive covenants, and urban renewal programs pushed low-income, primarily Black residents into neighborhoods like those in Wards 7 and 8 — racially segregated with aging and lower-quality housing stock. Today, those homes are making residents sick.
Yachad is changing how people live.
Yachad’s mission to build bridges between the Jewish community and Black and Brown communities calls out to us more than ever before in our 30-year history. With your support of $100, $200, $500, or more, Yachad can provide critical services to meet the health and housing needs of our community's children and families.
Yachad is committed to ensuring that homes are healthy and safe.
In light of the challenges we are now facing in our greater community, hope and resilience are more important than ever. But if we have learned anything at all during this time of health and political challenges, it is that hope and resilience alone will not create change. Change will only occur if people come together to act, to give and to voice their concern.
B’ Yachad – together.