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  • What’s in the District’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget for Infants and Toddlers?

    July 2, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Last week, the DC Council voted on and passed the District of Columbia’s final fiscal year 2025 budget. The budget includes millions in funding for early childhood programs, including child care ...

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  • Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Manager, before the Committee of the Whole

    May 3, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Good morning Chairman Mendelson, Council, and Council staff. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee as it conducts this budget hearing. My name is Mary Katherine West, and I am the ...

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  • Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Manager, before the Committee on Health

    April 29, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    Good morning Chairperson Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee as it conducts this budget oversight hearing for the Department of ...

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  • Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Manager, before the Committee on Facilities and Family Services

    April 25, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    Good morning Chairperson Lewis George and members of the Committee on Facilities and Family Services. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee as it conducts this budget hearing for t...

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  • Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Manager, before the Committee on Health

    April 10, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    Good afternoon Chairperson Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee as it conducts this budget oversight hearing for DC Health. Thank...

    View Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Manager, before the Committee on Health
    Testimony
  • Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Manager to the Committee on Health

    February 8, 2024

    Good morning Chairperson Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee as it reviews the Department of Health Care Finance’s performance...

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  • Annual Report Shows Work of Home Visiting Council on Behalf of Children and Families

    January 18, 2024

    Despite limited and fluctuating budgets in 2023, home visiting programs and home visitors continued to make a significant impact on children’s and families’ lives. A new report from the Home Vi...

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  • Opening Doors: A Closer Look Inside Home Visiting

    January 18, 2024

    At 6pm on a Monday night, I met Abby Goldstein outside an apartment complex in Southeast Washington, DC. She held two large tote bags filled to the brim with supplies, many of which she would leave...

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  • Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Coordinator, before the Committee on Health

    January 18, 2024

    Good morning Chairperson Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee as it reviews DC Health’s performance.  Thank you Chairperson He...

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  • 2023 Home Visiting Council Annual Report

    December 31, 2023

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    Impact Report
  • Home Visiting Services Reimbursement Hearing Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Coordinator, before the Committee on Health

    October 10, 2023
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    By DC Action on October 10, 2023 Good morning Chairperson Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for your support for the Home Visiting Services Reimbursement Act and for the...

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  • The District’s Home Visiting Medicaid Reimbursement Legislation Could be a Gamechanger for Families

    August 29, 2023

    On June 9th, 2023, Council Member Nadeau introduced Bill 25-321, The Home Visiting Services Reimbursement Act, to the DC Council with co-sponsors Allen, Lewis-George, Parker, and R. White.  As o...

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