March 2022

BCEH Social Workers

March was Social Work Month! At BCEH, we have several fantastic social workers doing valuable work every day, along with some stellar interns. Thank you to the social workers of BCEH for your efforts in ending homelessness!

Barbara Jordan

The second Women’s History Month highlight is Barbara Jordan (1936-1996). Jordan was a lawyer, educator, politician, and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was the first African American woman elected to the Texas state senate and first African American Texan in Congress. Jordan was also the first LGBTQ+ woman in Congress. Jordan is known …

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Call Your Representatives!

The Berks Coalition to End Homelessness sent letters asking our elected officials Senator Pat Toomey, Senator Bob Casey and Representative Chrissy Houlahan to work with their colleagues to avoid a long-term continuing resolution, and instead ensure affordable housing, homelessness, and community development programs receive the highest level of funding possible in fiscal year 2022, including …

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Clara Barton

March is Women’s History Month! This month, we will be highlighting important women who advocated for people experiencing homelessness and those living in poverty. The first woman that we will be highlighting is Clara Barton (1821-1912). As a girl, Clara grew up caring for her ill brother. At the age of 18, she began teaching …

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