COVID-19 Update and Bliss Postponement

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March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Update and Bliss Postponement

To Our Compassionate Community, In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, Maitri has implemented temporary changes to our services to reduce exposure and transmission of the virus. We have restricted access to our facility to only staff and residents for the next two weeks. We are carefully coordinating our approach…

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A Place Called Maitri Made Possible By You

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December 6, 2019
A Place Called Maitri Made Possible By You

A Place for Affirmation Transgender people face enormous stress when they lack access to transition-related health care, with up to 40% attempting suicide. After decades of stress and waiting, dealing with the loss of her husband, and confronting the challenges of living with HIV, Virginia had finally scheduled her gender affirmation surgery and would soon…

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Volunteer Training 2019

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August 29, 2019

For those of you have been waiting to join the Maitri team, we are now accepting applications. The two-day training is scheduled for October 26th and 27th. and will cover a range of topics such as harm reduction, loss & grief, cultural humility, motivational interviewing, healing touch and more. If you would like to apply,…

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Remembrance Ceremony on September 6th

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August 20, 2019
Remembrance Ceremony on September 6th

Friday, September 6th, 12:00 PM at Maitri Executive Director, Reverend Rusty Smith and the Maitri Board of Directors invite you to a celebration of Issan Dorsey’s life and work on the anniversary of his death. We will take the time to celebrate the lives and remember those who have passed in our community including those…

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Revisiting the death of Issan Tommy Dorsey Roshi

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July 11, 2019

Ken Ireland is a Zen Buddhist who worked alongside our founder, Issan Dorsey, to set up Maitri. Here, shared with his permission, are some of his thoughts shared with the community on the 20th anniversary of Issan’s death. Welcome! One bright afternoon, Isaan was walking down Hartford St. towards 18th with Steve Allen and Jerry…

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Welcome, Rusty!

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July 9, 2019

Residents, Staff, Board Members, and Volunteers enjoy one of Chef Anne’s delicious lunches as we warmly welcome Rusty Smith to his first day as Maitri’s new Executive Director

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Volunteer Spotlight: Martha

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June 6, 2019

Periodically, we like to highlight volunteers to better bring light to the amazing work they do in providing compassionate care to our residents. Meet Martha, a volunteer at Maitri for the past 7 years. What drew you to Maitri? I was drawn to Maitri by the loving environment, the compassion of the people who work…

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