PARADISE AT PARKSIDE

WASHINGTON, DC

 

ABOUT PARADISE AT PARKSIDE...

The 653 apartments at Paradise at Parkside is on a 22-acre horseshoe-shaped tract off Kenilworth Avenue NE near the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Revitalizing Paradise at Parkside was a seminal moment in the history of Telesis, CT Associates, and Neighborhood Associates. 


In 1986 Telesis purchased 672 units in Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood, one of the most distressed and dangerous in Washington, DC and host to one of the largest open-air drug markets in the country. This was the first step in carrying out a neighborhood revitalization plan developed by Telesis, the District of Columbia, and residents. In the years that followed, Telesis carried out the rehabilitation of Paradise Manor and the construction of Parkside Townhomes. In the process, Telesis joined forces with over 300 resident families, numerous neighborhood groups, the police, and the Nation of Islam, and leveraged $70 million for the extensive rehabilitation, construction, landscaping, and community efforts. 


Through these joint efforts the Paradise/Kenilworth neighborhood underwent a transformation. The new homes attracted a mix of affordable housing renters and homebuyers who have added stability to the neighborhood, while carefully avoiding displacement. The greater Parkside neighborhood has thrived as well, now home to the renovated Nevil Thomas Elementary School, Unity Parkside Health center, and new senior housing and townhomes. In addition, the neighborhood received $500,000 as one of the Department of Education’s 21 national Promise Neighborhoods and a $300,000 Choice Neighborhood planning grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

PARADISE AT PARKSIDE

LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

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COMMUNITY SURVEY

Sharing your experience can help us locate resources, especially where they are most needed.

COVID-19 has challenged all of us. Our resident’s health and safety are vital for ensuring we all thrive during these tough times. Neighborhood Partners is conducting an online survey to learn how families are coping through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click the link to begin this survey or call your Resident Coordinator, they can fill it out over the phone.

RESIDENT COORDINATORS

Contact your Resident Services Team.


Chauncy Spruell Community Center

(202) 398-2375 ext. 1


Ms. Anna Sutton

Youth & Resident Services Coordinator

(202) 277-9728


Mr. Andre Yancy

Youth Services Coordinator

(301) 583-6602

GOOD TO KNOW

Links to courts, public transportation, and other city services.


DC Courts

Operating. Check website for updates.

https://www.dccourts.gov/coronavirus

202-879-2700


Metro (WMATA)

Transportation. What's running?

https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/covid-operating-status.cfm

202-637-7000

Office of the Attorney General for DC

Consumer protections for DC Residents

https://oag.dc.gov/about-oag/oag-coronavirus-information-page


Find & Contact Your ANC

​The Area Neighborhood Commissioner's main job is to be their neighborhood's official voice in advising the District government (and Federal agencies) on things that affect their neighborhoods. 

https://anc.dc.gov/

STAY CONNECTED, STAY INFORMED

Stay connected. Follow your housing community, city, state, and federal responses on official websites and social media.

UTILITIES & WIFI

Updates and resources on water, gas, electric, and internet services.


DC Department of Energy & Environment

Assistance with utility bills

https://doee.dc.gov/energyassistance


Pepco & Washington Gas

Not cutting off electricity https://www.pepco.com/SafetyCommunity/Safety/Pages/coronavirus.aspx


DC Water

Won't turn off water

https://www.dcwater.com/


DC Office of Chief Technology Officer

Find DC Wifi Hot Spots

https://octo.dc.gov/wifi

MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Local support and additional helpful guides to manage stress due to the Covid-19 crisis.


DC Department of Behavioral Health

Community Response Team

https://dbh.dc.gov/

202-673-6495

National Alliance of Mental Illness

Tools and resources for dealing with stress and other mental health issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.nami.org/covid-19-guide

800-111-1111

SCHOOLS & DISTANCE LEARNING

Updates and resources about the school year, student meals, and learning materials and plans.

DC Public Schools

In response to COVID-19, there have been changes to DC's School Year 2019-2020 calendar. All schools will remain closed and students will participate in learning at home through the end of the school year on May 29. DCPS is providing distance learning resources and will provide meals to students across the district. Meals will be available for all students every weekday at locations throughout the city, meal service times may vary.

Student Meals​

Meal Sites for all DC students and Metrobus lines to student meal sites

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/food


Flier of All DC Public School Meal Sites for Students

Click to Print

Transportation to DCPS Meal Sites

Momma's Safe Haven.

https://www.mommassafehaven.org/

202-903-5122

Neighborhood Partners Youth Network

Experiential learning videos made by resident coordinators.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvDn_ezXpQbUa3aOougTgDA/about?disable_polymer=1


Free Online Learning

List of learning resources by grade level

Click to Download

MEALS, GROCERIES & HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

Local services and support for families and individuals.


Ward 7 Covid-19 Response Team

Selected Schools in Ward 7 Free Meals and Family Services

202-688-5947

The Diaper Bank

Diapers sizes 1-6

Mon-Fri, 11am - 3pm

Bring birth certificate, immunization record, school/daycare proof

The Commons, 2375 Elvans Rd., SE, Washington, DC


DC Mutual Aid Network

hygiene, translators, daycare, groceries

202-630-0336

For Service Workers: Food & Hygiene Supplies

hello@hookhallhelps.com

202-629-4339


WIC Clinics

Food Supplemental for Women and Children

202-388-7752


SNAP Supplemental Nutritional Program

https://dcbenefits.dhs.dc.gov/

202-727-5355 


DC Comprehensive Meal Sites

Grab and Go and Grocery Bags

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/food


Capitol Area Food Bank

Grocery Bags

https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/covid19response

202-644-9807

Student Meals​

Meal Sites for all DC students and Metrobus lines to student meal sites

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/food


Flier of All DC Public School Meal Sites for Students

Click to Print

Transportation to DCPS Meal Sites

From Momma's Safe Haven.

202-903-5122

Kipp DC in NE and SE

3 breakfast and 3 lunch meals

Webb Campus Sites & Email


DC Food Project

Food For Youth. Comprehensive listing by Ward.

https://dcfoodproject.org/emergency-food-access


Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

Grab 'n' Go Dinner for youth

Mon-Fri 2-6pm

News Article 

3675 Ely Place, NE


Total Family Care Coalition

Youth ages 0-18

Through April 24th, 

M,W,F, Meals from 8am  - 6:30pm

http://totalfamilycarecoalition.org/

1214 I Street, SE, Apt. #11 


Daybreak Ministries

Breakfast for Youth 0-18

M-F, 11am - 1pm

https://www.daybreakkids.org/

5017 Banks Street, NE


Greater Love Church

Breakfast for Youth 0-18

Sun-Sat 11am - 1pm

4421 Jay Street, NE


Fihankra Akoma Ntosa

Snacks for kids 8+ & caregivers

April 1-24, 3-6:30pm

202-380-9390

2815  Stanton Rd, SE


List of DC Restaurants Offering Free Meals To Youth and Seniors During Covid-19 Shutdown

https://dcist.com/story/20/03/15/these-businesses-are-offering-free-meals-to-kids-and-seniors-during-coronavirus-shutdowns/

FOR SENIORS

Information on staying healthy and resources for meals, groceries, and other support near you.


CDC Guidance for Older Adults

Take precautions. In the U.S., 8 out of 10 Covid-19 related deaths have been among adults aged 65+.

https://www.cdc.gov/aging/covid19-guidance.html

Ward 7 Covid19 Response Team 

Senior Services

202-534-4880

Special Hours for Seniors to Grocery Shop

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/food

Health, Safety, Meals

DC Department of Aging & Community Living

Hotline for seniors who need information or assistance conducts a quick assessment and connects you to the appropriate service.

(202) 724-5626.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT, JOB LOSS & EMPLOYMENT

Finding financial assistance.


TANF

Department of Human Services

www.tanfprogram.com/district-of-columbia-tanf-program-tp51

202-724-5506

202-671-4200

U.S. Bartenders Guild National Charity

For bartenders, barbacks and servers

https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap


Betancourt Macias Family Emergency Fund

For undocumented individuals affected by Covid-19

https://www.undocuscholars.com/

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Protecting yourself financially during Covid-19 https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/protect-yourself-financially-from-impact-of-coronavirus/

DC Unemployment Insurance

Expansion of coverage

202-724-7000

DC-Ist

How to obtain unemployment benefits in DC, MD, VA

https://dcist.com/story/20/03/19/how-to-get-unemployment-and-other-benefits-in-d-c-virginia-and-maryland/


DC Unemployment Benefits

https://does.dc.gov/service/unemployment-compensation-process

(202) 724-7000

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 

Individuals who are typically ineligible for regular UI (i.e. independent contractors, gig workers, those with insufficient work history) that cannot work due to COVID-19 are eligible for a maximum of 39 weeks of benefits, which includes $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. Questions? Email PUA@dc.gov

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/recovery-individuals

DC Covid-19 Unemployment Guide

https://does.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/does/publication/attachments/Coronavirus%20FAQ%20for%20Employees_v4.pdf

Temporary Unemployment Benefits

http://dcnetworks.org

202-698-7550


Veterans Unemployment Relief

Service-connected veterans that have lost employment as a direct result of the coronavirus are eligible. This includes veterans that are self-employed as contractors or small business owners. https://thedav.wufoo.com/forms/q1078og50y99123/?utm_source=Q4Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Q4EM2&s_src=Q4EM2&s_subsrc=text1

DC Employee Rights & Benefits during Covid-19

https://does.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/does/publication/attachments/Coronavirus%20FAQ%20for%20Employees_v4.pdf

DAV’s National Employment Program

Virtual job fairs to connect veterans with employers on a local and national level

https://www.dav.org/veterans/employment-resources/?utm_source=Q4Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Q4EM2&s_src=Q4EM2&s_subsrc=text3


ALDI's Hiring

https://careers.aldi.us/?utm_campaign=tmp&utm_medium=careers&utm_source=aldius


CVS Hiring

https://jobs.cvshealth.com/?prefilters=none&CloudSearchLocation=none&CloudSearchValue=none


Giant Foods Hiring

https://giantfood.com/gf-careers/


7-Eleven Hiring

https://careers.7-eleven.com/careers/home


Safeway Hiring

https://www.albertsonscompanies.com/careers/safeway-careers.html


Walgreens Hiring

https://www.walgreens.com/


WalMart Hiring

https://careers.walmart.com/


Whole Foods Hiring

https://careers.wholefoodsmarket.com/global/en

MORE LOCAL DC COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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Empower DC

Covid-19 Community Resource guide

  • In light of the recent spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) into the DC Metro area, the Empower DC staff has compiled a list of local resources. The safety, health, and well-being of DC community members is a top priority. https://www.empowerdc.org/community_resource_guide

  • Together, we can keep one another safe and informed. If there is a resource you think Empower DC should include, please email them the info (use the Subject: Resource Guide). info@empowerdc.org

Resilient Communities DC

Covid-19 Community Resource guide

NATIONAL & STATE COVID-19 RESPONSES

The latest on federal and state Covid-19 response. Information and resources about national and state benefits.

Stay Informed page

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