Zelda Kapner

Zelda Kapner

Zelda Kapner, 85, never found her soul mate, but she did find Iona. As a regular participant in Iona’s Active Wellness Program at St. Alban’s, she…

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William Reid

William Reid

Back in 1976, when William Reid and his mother bought a three-bedroom house in the District’s leafy Chevy Chase neighborhood, he imagined living the…

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Gregory Shadley

Gregory Shadley

Gregory Shadley had an eclectic career—first in the medical field, then at Tower Records, where he combined work with his passion for music, and fin…

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Marina Quijano

Marina Quijano

Marina Quijano is independent and headstrong. She is also humble and generous. Marina left her native Colombia in 1949 in the midst of that country…

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Sergio Rozzelle

Sergio Rozzelle

“I’m a fighter. We’re going to turn this thing around or die trying. That’s just how I’m built.” An only child, Sergio Rozzelle does ever…

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Jessica Shoemaker

Jessica Shoemaker

Jessica Shoemaker, one of Iona’s dedicated volunteers, has donated her time to Iona’s Active Wellness Program at St. Alban’s, the DC Coalition…

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Wes Morrison

Wes Morrison

Wes Morrison lost 100 friends — mostly to HIV/AIDS. Now, as he enters the next chapter of life, he is making new friends through Iona. Wes Morris…

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Carolyn Barnes

Carolyn Barnes

“My name is Carolyn Barnes and I live in senior housing in Northwest Washington. This is the first time I have ever testified before the D.C. City…

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Pari Amirshahi

Pari Amirshahi

How a Microwave, a Meal, and a Mattress Changed One Client’s Life When Iona social worker Liza Chapkosvky first met Parivash “Pari” Amirshahi, …

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