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Women's Shelter Events

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

2024 Events:

May 10 - Downtown Women's Shelter - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Hsiao, Dr. Nada Elbuluk and Sarah Park

May 6 - Women's Lunch Place - Boston, MA
Hosted by Dr. Dori Goldberg, Christine Li, and Sophia Neman

May 2 - House of Ruth-New Pathways/Three Sisters - Washington, DC
Hosted by Dr. Isabelle Camacho

May 1 - Oasis Teen Shelter - Claremont, NH
Hosted by Dr. Payal Shah and Nicole Trepanowski

April 27 - Gateway Shelter for Women and Families - Dayton, OH
Hosted by Dr. Susan Massick, Janet Lubov, and Dasha Giger

April 20 - Olaiya's Cradle/Sasha Bruce Youthwork - Washington, DC
Hosted by Dr. Ginette Okoye and Isha Wilson

April 16 - Women's Resource Center - Radford, VA
Hosted by Dr. Jessica Kaprive and Alexandra Loperfito

April 13 - Olaiya's Cradle/Sasha Bruce Youthwork - Washington, DC
Hosted by Dr. Ginette Okoye and Isha Wilson

April 5 - Abby's House - Worcester, MA
Hosted by Dr. Dori Goldberg and Christine Li

March 11 - Jana's Place - Worcester, MA
Hosted by Dr. Dori Goldberg and Hanna Englander

February 22 - Catholic Charities Women's Shelter - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Sacharitha Bowers, Nicole Chin, and Elise Fournier

February 16 - N Street Village Women's Shelter - Washington, DC
Hosted by Dr. Ginette Okoye and Isha Wilson

February 12 - East Harlem Shelter - New York, NY
Hosted by Dr. Efe Kakpovbia

February 8 - Alexandria House - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Hsiao and Sarah Park

January 26 - N Street Village Women's Shelter - Washington, DC
Hosted by Dr. Ginette Okoye and Isha Wilson

January 24 - The Night Ministry - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Morayo Adisa and Sydney Martin

January 23 - Oasis Teen Shelter - Claremont, NH
Hosted by Dr. Payal Shah, Dr. Natalie Fragoso and Nicole Trepanowski

January 15 - Open Door Mission - Rochester, NY
Hosted by Dr. Mara Weinstein Velez and Ruth Agwaze

2023 Events:

November 18 - Bowery Mission - New York, NY
Hosted by Dr. Emily Lebowitz and Sreehaas Difumarthi

November 12 - Bethany's House - Rochester, NY
Hosted by Dr. Mara Weinstein Velez and Ruth Agwaze

November 6 - Jana's Place - Worcester, MA
Hosted by Dr. Dori Goldberg and Stephanie Choi

October 28 - Center of Hope - Dallas, TX
Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Vasquez and Hannah Chang

October 27 - Sarah's Circle - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Mariam Mafee and Hannah Soltani

October 10 - Women's Resource Center - Radford, VA
Hosted by Dr. Jessica Kaprive and Alexandra Loperfito

October 6 - Deborah's Place - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Kiracofe and Lola Oladinni

September 28 - My Sister's Place - Washington, DC
Hosted by Dr. Ginette Okoye and Jaide Cotton

September 28 - Jana's Place - Worcester, MA
Hosted by Dr. Dori Goldberg and Yuying Zhang

September 23 - MADO Healthcare Buena Park - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Motunrayo Adisa and Dr. Morinola Shobajo

September 21 - The Salvation Army of Dane County - Madison, WI
Hosted by Dr. Kimber Sable and Kristen Chent

September 20 - Calvary Women's Services - Washington, DC
Hosted by Dr. Mairead Baker and Eric Sanfilippo

September 6 - South Park Inn - Hartford, CT
Hosted by Dr. Jane Grant-Kels and Sarishka Desai

August 28 - Turning Point - Delaware, OH
Hosted by Dr. Susan Massick and Paayal Vora

August 20 - Rachel's Light - Meriden, MO
Hosted by Dr. Brittney Schultz and Katelyn Rypka

July 13 - St. John's Shelter - Sacramento, CA
Hosted by Dr. Renee Haughton

June 21 - Asian Women United of Minnesota - Fridley, MO
Hosted by Dr. Rhonda Farah and Nathalie Ly

June 21 -  Center on Halsted - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Mariam Mafee and Djoni Elkady

June 20 - Jana's Place - Worcester, MA
Hosted by Dr. Dori Goldberg and Hley Neff

June 12 - Cornerstone Community Outreach - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Sonya Kenkare and Olivia Negris

June 9 - Deborah's Place - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Kiracofe and Tanya Henry

May 27 - True North of Columbia - Columbia, MO
Hosted by Dr. Kari Martin and Taylor LaValle

May 27 - Catholic Worker House - Cedar Rapids, IA
Hosted by Dr. Nicole Negbenebor and Carolina Gonzalez Bravo

May 24 - Julian Center - Indianapolis, IN
Hosted by Dr. Janelle Nassim, Gloria Xue, and Taylor Prechtel

May 19 - Jeremiah Program - St. Paul, MN
Hosted by Dr. Sara Hylwa, Milki Gemeda, and Maritza Steele

May 15 - New Orleans Women and Children's Shelter - New Orleans, LA
Hosted by Dr. Deirdre Hooper and Shivani Jain

May 10 - Calvary Women's Shelter - Washington, DC
Hosted by Dr. Mairead Baker and Eric Sanfilippo

May 7 - Woods Mullen Women's Shelter - Boston, MA
Hosted by Dr. Claire Alexanian, Dr. Dori Goldberg, and Nicole Trepanowski

April 27 - Abby's House - Worcester, MA
Hosted by Dr. Sarah Whitley and Christine Li

April 21 - Deborah's Place - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Kiracofe and Tanya Henry

April 15 - Gateway Shelter for Women and Families - Dayton, OH
Hosted by Dr. Susan Massick, Aisha Jamison and  Janet Lubov

April 13 - Catholic Charities Women's Shelter - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Mariam Mafee, Nicole Chin, and Samantha Jakuboski

April 7 - Downtown Women's Shelter - Los Angeles, LA
Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Hsaio, Rahul Masson, and Sarah Park

March 22 - Omaha High School - Omaha, NE
Hosted by Sophie Gart

March 21 - My Sister's Place - Washington DC
Hosted by Dr. Ginette Okoye and Jaide Cotton

March 15 - New Endeavors - Washington DC
Hosted by Dr. Ginette Okoye and Jaide Cotton

March 13 - OURM: Orlando Union Rescue Mission - Orlando, FL
Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Tung

February 21 - My Sister's Place - Washington DC
Hosted by Dr. Ginette Okoye and Jaide Cotton

February 13 - Jana's Place - Worcester, MA
Hosted by Dr. Sarah Whitley and Stephanie Choi

February 11 - True North of Columbia - Columbia, MO
Hosted by Dr. Kari Martin and Taylor LaValle

January 18 - Abby's House - Boston, MA
Hosted by Dr. Sarah Whitley and Christine Li


 

2022 Events:

December 16, 2022 - Deborah's Place - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Tanya Henry and Dr. Elizabeth Kiracofe

December 9, 2022 - Long Beach Rescue Mission Samaritan House - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Frank Zhou

December 2, 2022 - Women's Lunch Place - Boston, MA
Hosted by Dr. Daniela Kroshinsky

November 19, 2022 - House of Ruth - Washington DC
Hosted by Nina Nwade and Dr. Ginette Okoye

November 16, 2022 - Hyacinth's Place - Washington DC
Hosted by Nina Nwade and Dr. Ginette Okoye

November 15, 2022 - Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Huntington, WV
Hosted by Dr. Taylor Fleshman and Dr. Elaine Young

November 15, 2022 - Women's Shelter & Support Center - Rochester, MN
Hosted by Dr. Anne Coakley

November 12, 2022 - Deborah's Place - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Tanya Henry and Dr. Elizabeth Kiracofe

October 29, 2022 - Downtown Women's Shelter, Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Frank Zhou

October 18, 2022 - Haven Home - Cleveland, OH
Hosted by Dr. Caroline Wilkowski

October 15, 2022 - House of Ruth - Washington DC
Hosted by Nina Nwade and Dr. Ginette Okoye

October 12, 2022 - Hyacinth's Place - Washington DC
Hosted by Nina Nwade and Dr. Ginette Okoye

August 26, 2022 - Hope House - St. Louis, MO
Hosted by Dr. Basia Michalski and Dr. Carrie Coughlin

September 7, 2022 - Deborah's Place - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Tanya Henry and Dr. Elizabeth Kiracofe

September 7, 2022 - Hyacinth's Place - Washington DC
Hosted by Nina Nwade and Dr. Ginette Okoye

September 4, 2022 - San Diego Rescue Mission - San Diego, CA
Hosted by Dr. Olive Osuoji

September 3, 2022 - House of Ruth - Washington DC
Hosted by Nina Nwade and Dr. Ginette Okoye

August 26, 2022 - Hope House - Augusta, GA
Hosted by Dr. Warda Abdi, Dr. Lisa Bateganya, and Dr. Kendall Buchanan

August 20, 2022 - Hope House - St. Louis, MO
Hosted by Dr. Basia Michalski and Dr. Carrie Coughlin

August 17, 2022 - Salvation Army Madison - Madison, WI
Hosted by Dr. Kristen Chen and Dr. Kimberly Sable

August 15, 2022 - Hope House - Milwaukee, WI
Hosted by Nathaly Gonzales and Dr. Karyn Wanat

August 13, 2022 - Cathedral Center, Inc. - Milwaukee, WI
Hosted by Carly Grant and Dr. Kimberly Sable

August 11, 2022 - Catholic Charities' Women's Shelter - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Samantha Jakuboski and Dr. Mariam Mafee

July, 27, 2022 - New Providence Women's Shelter
Hosted by Dr. Jane Yoo

July, 27, 2022 - Julian Center - Indianapolis, IN
Hosted by Alejandra Mendez and Dr. Janelle Nassim

June 25, 2022 - Lincoln Park Community Services - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Morinola Shobajo and Dr. Arlene Ruiz de Luzuriaga

June 20, 2022 - Eliza Shirley House - Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by Shannon Nugent and Dr. Jenna Lullo

June 11, 2022 - The Jenesse Center - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Pearl Grimes

June 4, 2022 - Nur Center for Women and Children - Sunrise, FL
Hosted by Rowanne Ali and Dr. Brad Glick

May 27, 2022 - Breakthrough Women's Shelter - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Julia May and Dr. Maureen Riegert

May 18, 2022 - ACTS Services - Medford, NJ
Hosted by Shannon Nugent and Dr. Jenna Lullo

May 14, 2022 - Gateway Shelter for Women and Families - Dayton, OH
Hosted by Aisha Jamison and Dr. Susan Massick

May 3, 2022 - Project Hope for Women and Children - Huntington, WV
Hosted by Anisha Valluri and Dr. Elaine Young

April 28, 2022 - Deborah's Place - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Sonya Kenkare

April 27, 2022 - Laura's House - Riverside, CA
Hosted by Amylee Martin and Dr. Melissa Shive

April 21, 2022 - Catholic Charities Women's Shelter - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Samantha Jakuboski and Dr. Mariam Mafee

April 19, 2022 - Women's Lunch Place - Boston, MA
Hosted by Bianca Biglione, Bethany Cucka, Dr. Janelle Nassim and Dr. Daniela Kroshinsky

April 2, 2022 - Beloved Housing - Riverside, CA
Hosted by Aislyn Oulee and Dr. Melissa Shive

April 2, 2022 - YWCA - Columbus, OH
Hosted by Abena Minta and Dr. Susan Massick

March 31, 2022 - Hyacinth's Place - Washington, DC
Hosted by Nina Nwade, Chidubem Okeke and Dr. Ginette Okoye

March 17, 2022 - Hagar's House - New Orleans, LA
Hosted by Dr. Mara Haseltine

March 2, 2022 - New Orlean's Women and Children's Shelter - New Orleans, LA
Hosted by Madeleine DeGrange and Dr. Taylor Dickerson

February 28, 2022 - Salvation Army Women's Shelter - Madison, WI
Hosted by Dr. Lauren Watchmaker and Dr. Kimberly Sable

February 24, 2022 - Covenant House - Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by Dr. Jennifer David, Dr. Autumn Starnes and Dr. Yasaman Mansouri

February 23, 2022 - Girls Inc. - Omaha, NE
Hosted by Karle Olnes (UNMC Dermatology Staff), Jacob Kingsley, Sophie Gart, Taylor Thieman (UNMC Dermatology Interest Group)

UNMC Dermatology Interest Group students hosted a TIPP event with Girls Inc. of Omaha. Around 15 girls attended for a presentation on Study Skills! Participants enjoyed a catered dinner and goodie bags courtesy of the Women's Dermatologic Society.

February 16, 2022 - Woods Mullen Women's Shelter - Boston, MA
Hosted by Nicole Trepanowski and Dr. Rebecca Hartman

February 9, 2022 - Restoration Village - Rogers, AR
Hosted by Abigale Clark and Dr. Courtney Book

January 20, 2022 - Saving Grace - Rogers, AR
Hosted by Abigale Clark and Dr. Courtney Book


 

2021 Events:

December 6, 2021 - CUCS Prospect Place - Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Dr. Nkem Ugonabo

November 6, 2021 - Women in Distress - Florida
Hosted by Rama Abdin, Dr. Janelle Nassim, Dr. Latanya Benjamin, Alison Kohn and Kyle Williams

November 3, 2021 - Girls Incorporated of Omaha - Omaha, NE
Hosted by Dr. Kristie Hayes (UNMC Dermatology), Jacob Kingsley, Sarah Mullen, Trevor Lockard, Sophie Gart, Taylor Thieman

October 1, 2021 - Family Rescue Domestic Violence Shelter - Chicago, IL
Hosted by The University of Illinois Chicago, Department of Dermatology

September 21, 2021 - Angels of Mercy - Rochester, NY
Hosted by Dr. Deborah Paul and Dr. Mara Weinstein Velez

September 14, 2021 - Mary's Place - Seattle, WA
Hosted by Dr. Meredith Sheedy, Dr. Michi Shinohara, Dr. Rachael Ward, Dr. Emily Duffy, Keesha Jeter, Tamara Zurita, Alyssa Deguzman, Liz Wright, Javin Smith and Michael Wubbenhorst

June 14, 2021 - St. Mary's Center for Women and Children - Boston, MA
Hosted by Haya Raef, Dr. Jennifer Tan, Dr. Diana Bartenstein and Dr. Janelle Nassim

June 4, 2021 - RASUW Center for Women - Bartow, FL
Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Tung and colleagues

On June 4, 2021 Dr. Tung and her colleagues held a TIPP event at the Residential Assessment and Stabilization Unit for Women in Bartow, FL. This non-profit organization in Central Florida provides free inpatient care to under-resourced women suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders. Twenty women joined in to learn about Nutrition on a Budget and Skincare Basics. The participants enjoyed a catered lunch and also received skin care goodie bags.

June 2, 2021 - Women's Center for Advancement - Omaha, NE
Hosted by Marissa Lobl, Amanda Novotny, Dr. Ashley Wysong

May 26, 2021 - The Salvation Army of San Antonio - San Antonio, TX
Hosted by Caroline Zu, Marie Vu, and Dr. Wendi Wohltmann

May 22, 2021 - UGM Dallas Center of Hope - Dallas, TX
Hosted by Caroline Zu, Marie Vu, and Dr. Wendi Wohltmann

On May 22, 2021 the WDS held a virtual TIPP event for the Union Gospel Mission Dallas Women and Children's Shelter. Thirty women joined in to learn about Nutrition on a Budget and Personal Hygiene Basics. The participants enjoyed a catered lunch and also received skin care goodie bags. The hosts, Caroline Zhu & Marie Vu, medical students at UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine, and Wendi Wohltmann, MD, FAAD, had an amazing time with the highly motivated ladies in the audience, and look forward to continuing to collaborate with this shelter in the future!

May 15, 2021 - Jenessee Center - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Pearl Grimes

April 7, 2021 - Women's Center for Advancement - Omaha, NE
Hosted by Marissa Lobl, Amanda Novotny, Dr. Ashley Wysong

January 20, 2021 - The Salvation Army of San Antonio - San Antonio, TX
Hosted by Caroline Zu, Marie Vu, and Dr. Wendi Wohltmann

On January 20, 2021 Caroline Zu, Marie Vu, and Dr. Wendi Wohltmann held a virtual TIPP event for the Salvation Army Emergency Women & Children Shelter of San Antonio. Twenty five women joined in to learn about Skin Care on a Budget, Personal Hygiene Basics, and Interviewing & Social Skills. The participants enjoyed a catered lunch and also received skin care goodie bags. The hosts, Caroline Zhu & Marie Vu, medical students at UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine, and Wendi Wohltmann, MD, FAAD, had such a rewarding experience they are already planning their next TIPP event!

January 20, 2021 - Nebraska Correctional Center for Women
Hosted by Dr. Ashley Wysong

January 6, 2021 - Nebraska Correctional Center for Women
Hosted by Dr. Ashley Wysong


 

2020 Events

October 26, 2020 - The Salvation Army of Dane County - Madison, WI
Hosted by Dr. Annika Weinhammer

March 4, 2020 - New Orleans Women & Children Shelter - New Orleans, LA
Hosted by Drs. Katharine Saussy & Leah Jacob

After Mardi Gras in New Orleans everyone needs a reset! Drs. Leah Jacob & Katharine Saussy hosted an outreach event at the New Orleans Women & Children's Shelter. They discussed the basics of skincare & common skin diseases. The adults received an outstanding takeaway bag filled with a cleanser, lotion, sunscreen, notebook and various makeup products. The children received a water bottled filled with games & yummy treats- all thanks to our wonderful donors/sponsors of the WDS! The staff at the shelter were so warm, welcoming & helpful! We can't wait for the next event at the NOWCS!

TIPP Women's Shelter Event

February 3, 2020 - Norma Herr Women's Shelter - Cleveland, OH
Hosted by Drs. Elizabeth Tracey & Manisha Manmohan in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic

January 27, 2020 - New Providence Women's Shelter - New York, NY
Hosted by Dr. Jane Yoo

January 22, 2020 - Deborah's Place - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Dr. Molly Stout

Dr. Molly Stout and residents from Northwestern hosted a TIPP event on skincare on a budget at Deborah's Place on January 22nd. The ladies were so grateful for the goodie bags, dinner, and presentation from the doctors. The residents that spent time with the women of Deborah's Place all took home a sense of joy with giving back to the community.

December 14, 2019 - The Jenesse Center - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Pearl Grimes

Dr. Grimes hosted a holiday event at the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles, CA in December. The women dressed up for a day of joy and dancing, while educating them about a healthier and happier future for themselves and their children. The women could not stop talking about how great the event was even weeks later. They returned happy, excited, and feeling beautiful. The event helped teach the women that they didn't need a man to have a good time or to be beautiful. Dr. Grimes looks forward to bringing more joy, laughter, and education to these women in 2020.

December 10, 2019 - Norma Herr Women's Shelter - Cleveland, OH
Hosted by Drs. Elizabeth Tracey & Manisha Manmohan in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic

November 13, 2019 - House of the Good Shepherd - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Drs. Itisha Jefferson, Annie Coakly, & Wendy Kim

Drs. Itisha Jefferson, Annie Coakley, Wendy Kim and Cindy Krol took part in a shelter outreach event at the House of the Good Shepherd Women’s Shelter in Chicago, IL on November 13, 2019.  Drs. Itisha and Annie 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 skincare items from Cetaphil, CeraVe and Galderma, makeup/cosmetics from Thrive Causemetics, and sunscreen from La Roche Posay. A big thank you to Merz, Galderma and Thrive Causemetics for sponsoring these events.

November 6, 2019 - The Faith House - LaFayette, LA
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth McBurney

Another wonderful event took place at the Faith House in Lafayette, LA. Drs. Elizabeth McBurney, Frankie Rholdon, Kim Drew, and Ms. Mozelle Fruge hosted speaker Lida Lambert who gave an interactive talk on understanding personality types. The women at the shelter received takeaway bags with skincare items, as well as journals to help them take part in the presentation. Everyone was engaged, entertained, and informed throughout the event.

November 4, 2019 - Heart2Heart Place Rescue Mission - Shelby, NC
Hosted by Dr. Peggy Fuller

October 31, 2019 - CUCS Prospect Place - Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Drs. Nkemjika Ugonabo and Genevieve Kaunitz

October 16, 2019 - Norma Herr Women's Shelter - Cleveland, OH
Hosted by Drs. Elisabeth Tracey & Manisha Manmohan in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic

September 21, 2019 - CAMBA - New York, NY
Hosted by Dr. Jeannette Jakus

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 Dr. Jeannette Jakus hosted an event with 9 volunteers at the CAMBA Women's Shelter in New York, NY. The event was a success with around 30 attendees who learned more about skincare on a budget. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the event and the attendees were engaged and had great questions. They received takeaway bags with skincare samples and makeup samples thanks to our generous sponsors.

September 21, 2019 - The Jenesse Center - Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dr. Pearl Grimes

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 Dr. Pearl Grimes hosted a event at the Jenessee Center in Los Angeles, CA. Attendees gathered to learn about skincare and nutrition on a budget. They received takeaway bags with skincare samples and makeup samples thanks to our generous sponsors.

August 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 their 2nd event at the Norma Herr Women's Shelter in Cleveland, OH. 50 women came together to learn about skincare on a budget. They received takeaway bags with skincare samples and makeup samples thanks to our generous sponsors.

August 1, 2019 - Hope House - St. Louis, MO
Hosted by Drs. M. Laurin Council & Carrie Coughlin

On August 1, 2019, WDS Members Dr. Laurin Council and Dr. Carrie Coughlin, along with medical students from Washington University in St. Louis, visited the St. Louis Transitional Hope House to educate women and their children on the importance of sun protection. Approximately 20 women and children attended the event, which was the third in a series of outreach events held at the shelter this year through WDS.

July 24, 2019 - The Faith House - LaFayette, LA
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth McBurney

Drs. Kim Drew, Frankie Rholden, Elizabeth McBurney, along with Mozelle Fruge and Kathy Roy, a relaxation specialist hosted an event at the Faith House on July 24th, 2019. The event was well attended by over 20 women, and the energy in the room was quite positive. The women also received takeaway bags with skincare samples.

July 23, 2019 - InterAct - Raleigh, NC
Hosted by Drs. Donna Culton & Amanda MacLeod

Michele Franklin from MERZ was able to start the program with words of inspiration, Dr. MacLeod then began her Skin Care presentation with enthusiasm. Next, Dr. Culton carried through with a presentation on Self-Care with compassion, it was interactive with questions and some laughs. The women all enjoyed a nice meal and takeaway bags full of skincare products and cosmetics. Their kids were treated to some fun toys and sunglasses too. In the end, the women at the shelter, as well as the staff, had such a great time that they were all asking the doctors to come back for another event!

June 2019 - India
Hosted by Dr. Rashmi Sarkar

In an endeavor to share knowledge with the young underprivileged, orphan girl inmates of government Nari niketan (shelter home) Amritsar, Punjab, India, women dermatologists of Amritsar joined hands under the leadership of Dr Rashmi Sarkar, President IWDA on May 25, 2019. Dr Nidhi Sharma gave an elaborate, interactive lecture on skin care tips, self-care, and nutrition in local dialect so as to improve the self esteem of these women residents and help them in facing the world with confidence and in disease free state. These girls enthusiastically participated in the discussions and shared their beliefs about skin care, nutrition. Skin care kits were distributed to them as a part of WDS Global shelter project to fulfill our community social responsibility.

In Andhra Pradesh at Vijayawada, IADVL AP Secretary Dr. P. Deeksha organized a meeting of 50 peer counselors for training them on self care and presenting themselves in the public and family life at a shelter home. They were asked to pass on the message to the victims of domestic violence they deal and to give confidence to the victims.

In Chandigarh, India, along with Dr Rashmi Sarkar, President, IWDA, active IWDA members, Dr Roma Pandhi, Dr Suruchi Garg, Dr Mala Bhalla and Dr Vanita Gupta got together along with States AIDS Society to deliver talks on skin care, self-care, social etiquettes and STDs to inmates of gender violence at Nari Niketan, Chandigarh on June 1, 2019. Skin care kits were also distributed.

In Bengaluru, Dr Rashmi Sarkar, President, IWDA along with Dr Priyanka Kuri, Dr Rajlakshmi, and Dr Nivedita visited Abyashram at Bengaluru distributing skin care products to inmates who were mentally challenged homeless women and also discussed skin care tips.

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

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. 

Thanks to Shauna Higgins, MD, Marissa Lobl, Madison Grinnell, Zachary Kwapnoski, Aaron Cronican, Kathryn Rentfro, and Rachel Samuelson for volunteering their time for this great event.

April 10, 2019 - House of the Good Shepherd - 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. Elisabeth 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!