Prestige Community Resources (PCR) – a local nonprofit serving DC’s Wards 5, 7 and 8 – in partnership with the DC Department of Behavioral Health, will host a gala in-person premiere of its new documentary, Isolated Hope: Navigating the New Normal, at the Miracle Theater at 8th Street, SE Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 pm. The Miracle Theater, following DC guidelines, will welcome 95 attendees – at 25% capacity – for red carpet interviews, a cocktail reception and the first viewing of the 90-minute film.
“May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are proud to share this film as we honor the grief, loss and resilience experience by the residents and business owners in DC over the last year,” said Wilhelm Bonnette, President of PCR. “We are thrilled to host this in-person celebration – with an accompanying live stream for our many supporters and friends – as we begin to emerge from the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and look ahead to our new normal.”
After more than a year of virtual events only, DC’s elected leaders, mental health professionals, media and other attendees will gather in person for this Hollywood-style in-person event. The premiere is one of several events PCR is hosting to mark Mental Health Awareness Month, including a Mind Matters Webinar Wednesday, May 19 and a Community Health Fair Friday, May 21.
Who: Prestige Community Resources, with Support from DC’s Department of Behavioral Health
What: Documentary Premiere of Isolated Hope: Navigating Our New Normal
Where: Miracle Theater, 535 8th Street SE, Washington, DC
When: Thursday, May 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affected communities of color and those struggling with mental health issues in DC. Isolated Hope: Navigating Our New Normal acknowledges and shares the grief, loss and resilience experienced by the District’s most vulnerable citizens during this last year.
This will be a safe, socially distanced event, masks are required. Join Us May 20, 6 – 9 pm!
PCR is the nonprofit arm of Prestige Healthcare Resources. Its mission is to empower holistic wellness in persons with mental illness through respite care, supportive care, advocacy, and recovery-focused skill development. PCR distributes supplemental groceries to more than 300 families each week at its headquarters on Good Hope Road, SE, as well as Narcom, masks, condoms and free cell phones as part of its harm reduction programs.