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Bebashi Sheds Light on Alarming Rates of Breast Cancer in Black and Brown Communities.

PHILADELPHIA, October 3, 2023 –  Bebashi, a leading non-profit agency dedicated to improving the health and wellness of underserved communities, is raising concern about the disproportionately high number of breast cancer cases in Black and Brown communities in Philadelphia and appealing for additional assistance to help address the urgent need. According to the American Cancer […]

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Bebashi in the News – Studies: Common drug is effective at lowering STD rates for MSM, trans women

Nackea Bachman, physician assistant at Bebashi Transition to Hope, prescribes doxy-PEP to MSM and trans women patients who experience recurring STDs. “This patient population is disproportionately affected by STDs for multiple reasons, including lack of access to quality, non-discriminatory sexual healthcare,” Bachman said in an email. “Offering doxy-PEP not only reduces individual STD risk, but […]

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Bebashi in the News – HER Campus Media (June 22, 2023): HOW ANTI-LGBTQ+ LEGISLATION IS AFFECTING GEN Z’S 2023 PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATIONS

Despite Pride taking on a more solemn tone this year, organizations in cities like Philadelphia still have multiple organizations that bring together the LGBTQ+ community and prevent isolation. ““I think it’s so great that there are services such as Bebashi, where there are people to listen and be able to support, have support groups, have gender-affirming […]

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Bebashi awarded a $15,000 grant to provide quality health services for black and brown communities

The funding was received from  Philadelphia Foundation for the organization’s  work in HIV/AIDS, health education, and social services. Philadelphia, PA (June 15, 2023) – Local nonprofit, Bebashi Transition to Hope (Bebashi), was recently awarded $15,000 of grant funding by Philadelphia Foundation to support the organization’s  HIV/AIDS services, health education, and social services. The funding will […]

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Bebashi discusses health equitability, client specific food and their ‘free’ food pantry at 2023 Philabundance conference.

Bebashi’s HEZ Community Outreach Specialist discusses Food First food pantry and benefits of a client specific pantry model.  PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2023) – On Thursday, June 2nd , 2022, Bebashi’s HEZ Community Outreach Specialist, Isabella Perretti, participated in the Philabundance Community Partnership Day to discuss and answer questions about the organization’s Food First food pantry […]

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Bebashi in the News – Philadelphia Gay News (April 28, 2023): Adm. Rachel Levine talks PrEP, food insecurity during Mazzoni Center visit

On Friday, April 21, Bebashi’s Hunger Relief Supervisor, Janice Tosto, attended a roundtable discussion on Food Insecurity at Mazzoni. The event was attended by members of the Food Policy Advisory Committee along with special guest Admiral Rachel Levine, MD. Click the link to read full coverage of the event by the Philadelphia Gay News. Adm. […]

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Bebashi in the News – 6abc (March 3, 2023): Strawberry Mansion High School students team up with nonprofit to help end food insecurity

Bebashi has partnered with juniors and seniors at Strawberry Mansion High School to feed our communities and end food insecurity through the culinary arts. Through the partnership Bebashi provides the food and the students cook the meals under the guidance of Culinary Arts teacher Tim McClain. Once prepared, Bebashi distributes the meals. “I like the […]

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Bebashi in the News (Uptown Standard, March 2023) – Sebrina Tate: Breaking Barriers as First Woman of Color Executive Director of Bebashi in 25 Years

Bebashi’s Executive Director, Sebrina Tate was interviewed in the March 2023 issue of Uptown Standard, to highlight her trailblazing role as the first woman of color executive director of the organization in 25 years. In the interview, Ms. Tate talks about her passion for community service and her inspiration for pursuing a career in social […]

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Bebashi in the News – KYW News Radio (February 27, 2023): Emergency allotment SNAP benefits to end in March

KYW News Radio interviewed Bebashi’s Hunger Relief Supervisor, Janice Tosto, to get her thoughts on the effect that the upcoming end of emergency allotment SNAP benefits will have on local food pantries, such as Bebashi’s Food First pantry. Janice Tosto with Bebashi, a Philadelphia nonprofit, says this change will increase the already heavy burden placed on food […]

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Bebashi in the News – Philadelphia Gay News (February 24, 2023): Philly AIDS Thrift announces $372k in grants

Bebashi – Transition to Hope was one of 33 Delaware Valley HIV/AIDS service organizations to receive grants from Philly AIDS Thrift and Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room. “We are always grateful for the support we receive from Philly AIDS Thrift. This year we pivoted our ask to support the clinical aspect of our organization in an […]

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