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Due to interest in the COVID-19 vaccines, we are experiencing an extremely high call volume. Please understand that our phone lines must be clear for urgent medical care needs. We are unable to accept phone calls to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations at this time. When this changes, we will update this website. Our vaccine supply remains limited. Read all COVID-19 Vaccine Information.

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Widowed Persons Outreach

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Widowed Persons Outreach (WPO) is a free community service that has been providing bereavement support to newly widowed persons in our community since 1992. WPO has more than 30 volunteers; men and women who have been widowed themselves have taken our volunteer training and are now helping newly widowed people through their grief in a variety of ways, including one-on-one help, support groups, social activities, educational events and a bimonthly newsletter. WPO now holds meetings via zoom. For information, call the WPO office at 202-537-4942. Please leave a message on the voice mail system and a volunteer will return your call.

WPO Welcomes New Volunteers

If you have been widowed for over two years and would like to volunteer with WPO, call Marti Bailey at 202-660-5658. “We are always in need of volunteers — it is very rewarding,” said one of our founders, the late Peg Masi. “Helping others in turn helps you. We all feel the need to repay the comfort and support we received when we needed it most.”

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