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Baltimore Native Alex Brings Perspective to SHIM’s Board

Board member Alex Samuel joined SHIM’s board of directors at the tail end of the pandemic, meeting virtually for several months before getting to participate in person. She was encouraged…

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Ramadan Explained by Community Liaison Jinan

by Jinan Hassan, SHIM Community Liaison Ramadan is beginning and the Muslim community will observe fasting every day for thirty days. As this is an important time for our community,…

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Board Member Kiran talks Unity in the Community

Kiran joined the SHIM board in 2020, right as the pandemic hit our community. As a healthcare provider, he was eager to share his knowledge and expertise in any way…

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Black History Month and Beyond- Kyla’s Perspective

by Kyla Ross, SHIM Basic Needs Coordinator As Black History Month ends, I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to continue thinking about amplifying messages of equity and…

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Fatherhood Program Empowers Refugee Dads

Netra Kafley, Fatherhood Program Coordinator SHIM programs work to holistically help families address barriers to build healthy lives. One of the lesser-known programs is our Fatherhood Program. This program grew…

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Bhim’s Story

Growing up in Southern Bhutan, Bhim lived with his parents and his father’s parents in a farming community. Bhim’s father was a village representative and helped share messages from the…

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Kathy- From SHIM Employee to Board of Directors

We are lucky to be surrounded by caring neighbors. Many of our supporters are connected to us in multiple ways. From volunteers who donate to clients who volunteer, we’re made…

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Do You Know About CheckMates?

Not everyone knows about our CheckMates program, which serves seniors in the South Hills through weekly check-in phone calls from dedicated volunteers. The goal of the program is to reduce…

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Achol’s Story

In celebration of National Mentoring Month, we caught up with former Youth Mentoring student Achol. Now in her senior year studying molecular and cellular biology at Kent State University, Achol…

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Honoring MLK Through Volunteering

Ann Talarek, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator As the volunteer engagement coordinator at SHIM, I think about serving the community often. Today we celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,…

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