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Women's Shelter Events

WDS Members have hosted Women's Shelter Outreach events at the following locations:

May 11, 2019 - The Jenesse Center - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Pearl Grimes

Drs. Pearl Grimes and Allison Truong hosted a TIPP Women's Shelter Event with the Jenesee Center on May 11, 2019 in celebration of Mother's Day. Attendees gathered for a painting workshop focused on joy.


 

April 24, 2019 - Women Center Alliance - Omaha, NE
Hosted by Dr. Ashley Wysong

Dr. Ashley Wysong hosted a successful women shelter event at the Women Center Alliance in Omaha, Nebraska on April 24, 2019. This was the second event in a planned multi-part series. A group of 10 women gathered to discuss the topic "Total Wellness for Women."  The next event is already planned for June. 

April 10, 2019 - House of the Good Shepard - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Drs. Andia Mitri & Jackie Dang

Drs. Andia Mitri and Jackie Dang hosted another event at the House of Good Shepard, this time focusing on the kids in the shelter. The doctors presented a talk on skin and how to keep it healthy and protect it. The children were very engaged during the talk and had some great comments and questions for the doctors. After the talk, the kids enjoyed a healthy lunch and explored the items in their goodie bags generously donated by our sponsors.

March 30, 2019 - Kushalta Vikas Kendra - New Delhi, India
Hosted by Dr. Rashmi Sarkar

Dr. Rashmi Sarkar in part with the Indian Women's Dermatologic Association and the Women's Dermatologic Society hosted the inauguration of the WDS Global Shelter Project with Dr. Pearl Grimes in New Delhi India with a vision to empower women. Women at the shelter were educated on skin care tips and maintaining hygiene on a day to day basis. The doctors also educated the women on nutrition and food items essential for a wholesome diet. The women were encouraged to incorporate their new knowledge into their daily lives, and to spread awareness to others in their community. Takeaway bags full of skincare products were also provided to the women to help them get started.

Dr. Sarkar stated "we had an amazing day interacting with the residents here and we shall take up similar projects with other shelter homes around the country and IWDA will try to help and uplift as many women in need as possible. We are aiming at quarterly camps and will continue to work hard to make this successful. We want to help these women find the strength within themselves to start anew confidently, with a sense of well-being and self-respect."

Dr Grimes accompanied Dr Sarkar and her team, including Dr Latika Arya, Dr Sonali Langar, Dr Surabhi Sinha, Dr Richa Ojha Sharma, Dr Atula Gupta and Dr Pallavi Ailawadi, during the Indian leg of the global project.

March 16, 2019 - Hope House - St. Louis, MO
Hosted by Drs. M. Laurin Council & Carrie Coughlin

On March 16, 2019, WDS members Drs. M. Laurin Council and Carrie Coughlin visited the St. Louis Transitional Hope House as part of the WDS Women's Shelter Events. Together with medical students from Washington University, Drs. Council and Coughlin provided the residents with a lunchtime discussion and educational program on skin cancer. After the discussion, residents enjoyed viewing their faces under the skin analyzer machine to determine whether they had any signs of UV damage. Residents were all provided with sunscreen samples in their take-away bags, and many commented that they look forward to future WDS events.

February 27, 2019 - Women Center Alliance - Omaha, NE
Hosted by Dr. Ashley Wysong

Drs. Ashley Wysong, Shauna Higgins, and Marissa Lobl hosted a successful women shelter initiative event at the Women’s Center for Advancement in Omaha, Nebraska on February 27, 2019. This was the first event in a planned multi-part series. A small group of women attended and were extremely engaged and had lots of questions around the topic “nutrition on a budget.”  Dr. Wysong stated, “We are so honored to be a part of the TIPP program and the WDS — the shelter initiative is a fantastic way for WDS members to get involved in their local communities. The WDS provided nutritional meals for all attendees and made it super easy to plan the event!” Their next event is already planned for April. 

TIPP Women's Shelter Event - Omaha, NE

February 23, 2019 - The Faith House - LaFayette, LA
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth McBurney

February 2019 - The Jenesse Center - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Pearl Grimes

Dr. Grimes hosted another wonderful event at the Jenesse Center this past February. This event focused on the kids staying at the shelter. Dr. Grimes brought in a face painter, a balloon artist, a story teller, and a bouncy house! The event focused on Love for one's self, and having a good time. The women and the kids all had a blast.

January 29, 2019 - Norma Herr Women's Shelter - Cleveland, OH
Hosted by Drs. Elizabeth Tracey & Manisha Manmohan in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic

Drs. Elizabeth Tracey & Manisha Manmohan along with doctors from the Cleveland Clinic hosted a kickoff event at the Norma Herr Women's Shelter in Cleveland, OH on January 29th. During this event, the women of the shelter had a chance to brainstorm what they wanted to know from the doctors in the upcoming sessions. Many ideas were thrown out such as nail care tips, cold weather skincare, how to get rid of dark circles, blackheads, stretch marks, and wrinkles, skincare for women of color, low cost skin care products, and how to exercise and eat healthy. These ideas will act as a spring board for their upcoming events, helping the women be more involved and connected to the program and the doctors helping them.

December 15, 2018 - Hope House - St. Louis, MO
Hosted by Drs. M. Laurin Council & Carrie Coughlin

On December 15, 2018, WDS members M. Laurin Council, MD and Carrie Coughlin, MD, along with resident members Parteek Singla, MD and Tej Mudigonda, MD, met with residents of the St. Louis Transitional Hope House. The mission of the  St. Louis Transitional Hope House, a home for women and their children, is to assist each resident family in improving living skills by providing training in job skills, life skills, and health care. Approximately 20 women and their children were in attendance for a lunchtime discussion of "Healthy Skin on a Budget". After a brief presentation of some of the most common dermatologic conditions: acne, seborrheic dermatitis, and skin care during pregnancy, residents asked questions about their own skin and each left with a gift bag containing cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen.

December 10, 2018 - Women in Distress (of Broward County) - Pompano Beach, FL
Hosted by Dr. Latanya Benjamin

Dr. Latanya Benjamin hosted a women's outreach event at the Women in Distress Family Center of Broward County in Pompano Beach, FL. About 20 women gathered to learn about proper skin care. The women also took home takeaway bags filled with goodies from soaps and sunscreens, to lip balm, and lotions.

 

December 1, 2018 - The Jenesse Center - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Pearl Grimes

Dr. Grimes hosted a Self-Care themed holiday tea program for the special women of the Jenesse Center. This was the 3rd event in a series, which also covered skin care and nutrition on a budget. This event boasted the vital importance of self-care, a way to show self-love, as a way of life. The women had a beautiful afternoon and left with smiles on their face and a new found passion to embrace themselves.

November 14, 2018 - House of Ruth - Washington, DC
Hosted by Dr. Alison Ehrlich

Dr. Alison Ehrlich hosted a women's outreach event at the House of Ruth in Washington, DC. The women at the shelter were ecstatic about their takeaway bags full of soaps, lotions, lip balms, and sunscreen.

October 24, 2018 - House of the Good Shepherd - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Tung

Drs. Rebecca Tung, Wendy Kim, Andia Mitri, Jaquelyn Dang, Jessica Vera, and Kari Kopecky took part in a shelter outreach event at the House of the Good Shepherd Women’s Shelter in Chicago, IL on October 24, 2018.  Drs. Mitri and Dang did a great job presenting on skincare and nutrition on a budget to the appreciative group of 12 residents. The format of talks over lunch, made for a relaxed and comfortable setting, sparking great questions and conversation with the women. The women especially loved the takeaway bags complete with toothbrushes from Delta Dental, skincare items from Dove and Galderma, chap stick from Eco Lips, and sunscreen from BadgerBalm. A big thank you to Lilly Dermatology for sponsoring these events.

September 12, 2018 - The Faith House - LaFayette, LA
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth McBurney

Dr. Elizabeth McBurney and her team hosted another event at the Faith House on September 12, 2018. Ten women from the shelter joined in for a day of health, well-being, and exercise. Everyone got in on the action with Dr. Kim Drew leading the way through band exercise. Afterwards Dr. Frankie Rholdon spoke on seborrheic dermatitis, and Dr. Elizabeth McBurney spoke on the use and differences of sunscreens. Ms. Mozelle Fruge finished the event with a calm meditation.

August 18, 2018 - The Jenesse Center - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Pearl Grimes

As a continuation of our TIPP service initiative, Dr. Pearl Grimes and WDS held the first Social Skills and Etiquette Shelter Event for the women of Jenesse Center in Los Angeles, CA. Attendees joined together over a three course brunch to review interview skills, dining etiquette, and social decorum including personal presentation and conversation tips. The interactive event made for a truly transformative and interconnecting day that empowered the women for the next phase of their lives. Dr. Grimes is also happy to report that our previously planted garden continues to flourish!

July 11, 2018 - The Faith House - LaFayette, LA
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth McBurney

Drs. Elizabeth McBurney, Kim Drew, Frankie Rholdon, and Ms. Mozelle Fruge hosted their second successful women's shelter event at the Faith House in Lafayette, LA. Growing off of their previous event in June, the number of attendees more than doubled with 12 women joining together for an evening of empowerment and education.
Dr. McBurney shared resources for nutrition on a budget, Dr. Rholdon discussed how to treat dry skin with over the counter products, Dr. Drew demonstrated limited space exercise tips, and Ms. Fruge led a 10 minute guided meditation. They are excited to build on their continuing partnership with another upcoming event in September.

July 2, 2018 - YWCA - Toledo, OH
Hosted by Dr. Mona Gohara

Dr. Mona Gohara hosted an engaging women's shelter event at the YWCA in Toledo, Ohio. The event was well attended by a group of 17 women from various backgrounds, ethnic groups, and ages ranging from 9 to 65 years old. They discussed skin care and nutrition on a budget, shared lunch, and received product samples. Dr. Gohara hopes that this can be a long and lasting partnership.

June 16, 2018 - The Jenesse Center - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Pearl Grimes

Dr. Grimes and her team of volunteers hosted a day of body, mind, and skincare at the Jenessee Center in Los Angeles. She educated participants on general skincare and nutrition to help empower themselves and boost their self-esteem. The day concluded with everyone working together to plant a community garden at the Jenessee Center!

 

June 13, 2018 - The Faith House - LaFayette, LA
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth McBurney

Dr. McBurney and her team of dermatologists hosted an event at the Faith House in Lafayette, LA. Her event was so well received by the women at the shelter, that they are already planning a second event in July!

Upcoming Women's Shelter Outreach Events:

June 19, 2019 - Women Center Alliance - Omaha, NE
Hosted by Dr. Ashley Wysong

June 2019 - CAMBRA - New York, NY
Hosted by Dr. Jeannette Jakus