Mayor Bowser to Announce Approval of Additional U.S. Treasury Funding for Whitman-Walker Max Robinson Center at St. Elizabeths East Campus

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES:
December 11, 2023

CONTACT:
Susana Castillo (EOM) – (202) 727-5011; susana.castillo@dc.gov
Benjamin Fritsch (DMPED) – (202) 308-8640; benjamin.fritsch@dc.gov

Mayor Bowser to Announce Approval of Additional U.S. Treasury Funding for Whitman-Walker Max Robinson Center at St. Elizabeths East Campus

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, December 11 at 11:15 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will join officials from the U.S Department of the Treasury, DC Government, and Whitman-Walker to announce the approval of a $22.5 million investment from the American Rescue Plan’s Capital Projects Fund into the Whitman-Walker Max Robinson Center.

Opened in September, the Max Robinson Center is a 118,000 square-foot facility that provides a range of services to the community, including primary, dental, and HIV care, behavioral health services, substance use counseling, and a pharmacy.

This federal funding will support the Max Robinson Center’s continued expansion and development of a new research facility as the center adds 10,000 patients and clients annually to Whitman-Walker’s care capacity by 2025.

WHEN:
Monday, December 11 at 11:15 a.m.

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Joseph Wender, Director, Capital Projects Fund, U.S. Treasury Department
Cindy Lewin, CEO, Whitman-Walker Health System
Naseema Shafi, CEO, Whitman-Walker Health
Rama Keita, Director of Community Health & Wellness, Whitman-Walker Health

WHERE:
Whitman-Walker – Max Robinson Center
1201 Sycamore Drive SE
*Closest Metro Station: Congress Heights Station*
*Closest Bikeshare: Congress Heights Metro*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to press@dc.gov.

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter.

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