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Mary’s Center is a nonprofit organization that delivers health care, education, and social services to residents of the District of Columbia with a focus on uninsured and underinsured families. Mary’s Center provides a range of comprehensive care health services to adolescents and adults, as well as pediatric, prenatal and mental health services to residents in each ward of the District. The organization also offers dental care and makes house calls to accommodate homebound patients. Mary’s Center’s community outreach van, also known as the Mama & Baby Bus, travels throughout the region to provide families with health screenings, dental exams, pregnancy and STD/HIV testing, as well as referrals to other health and social services. Mary’s Center also manages a senior wellness center which provides health, fitness and social activities for D.C. residents aged 60 and older. All services are provided regardless of participants' ability to pay.

For more information, contact:
Mary’s Center
2333 Ontario Road, NW               
Washington, DC 20009               
202-483-8196

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