DCHS Connect Features

Page updated on Oct 14, 2021 at 12:34 PM

DCHS Connect Features


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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

10/14/2021 12:34:11 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

10/6/2021 10:57:00 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

9/10/2021 8:36:32 AM

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Throughout September, access resources and join DCHS in raising awareness during National Recovery Month and National Suicide Prevention Month.

9/3/2021 3:36:07 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

9/3/2021 2:34:52 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

8/27/2021 3:58:28 PM

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Events recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day include distributing free Narcan, fentanyl test strips and medication lockboxes at Market Square. 

8/27/2021 3:33:36 PM

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Learn how the City is supporting arriving Afghan refugees and how residents can help.

8/27/2021 4:25:05 PM

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Statistics link gun violence and domestic and sexual violence;  education can play a significant role in preventing violence including violence related to families, particularly if it starts at an early age.

9/23/2021 2:27:03 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

8/20/2021 1:55:46 PM

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The Reentry Bag Program distributes substance use treatment and peer support information along with Narcan and fentanyl test strips to individuals who were formerly incarcerated and are reentering the community.

8/20/2021 12:17:56 PM

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The City of Alexandria urges renters and landlords to act now to prevent evictions by accessing rent relief assistance, affordable housing options, and resources to help meet basic needs.

8/13/2021 12:52:44 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.


8/13/2021 12:04:20 PM

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The guaranteed income pilot program will provide direct, recurring cash payments of $500 a month, with no restrictions on use, to 150 Alexandria households for two years.  

8/13/2021 8:47:58 AM

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Alexandria resident Michael Johnson urged City Council to allocate American Rescue Plan funding to programs helping Alexandrians thrive and recover from the pandemic.

7/23/2021 11:54:07 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks

7/23/2021 10:24:32 AM

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Bellefonte Apartment Community residents celebrate the newly renovated units and buildings, which provide affordable and safe housing for adult community members with developmental disabilities. 

7/22/2021 1:26:18 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/16/2021 4:05:15 PM

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DCHS joins with other key organizations to align the development and implementation of strategic plans focused on improving the lives of Alexandria’s children and families. 

7/16/2021 9:12:49 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/9/2021 3:44:44 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/9/2021 3:46:37 PM

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This year, Mental Health America is highlighting alternative mental health supports created by and for BIPOC and QTBIPOC communities. Learn how to access resources and spread the word.

7/2/2021 2:12:31 PM

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The City of Alexandria urges renters and landlords to act now to prevent evictions by accessing rent relief assistance, affordable housing options, and resources to help meet basic needs.

6/25/2021 1:29:34 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

6/25/2021 10:35:45 AM

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DCHS has initiated a new program to help City residents with low incomes obtain free or low-cost dental care, prescription glasses and hearing aids.

6/25/2021 10:18:13 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/9/2021 3:48:04 PM

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As the school year ends and summer begins, take time to review child supervision guidelines and learn how to access opportunities for financial assistance and tips for finding childcare.

6/17/2021 12:19:36 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

6/11/2021 2:08:26 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 3:28:26 PM

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During National Reunification Month and Fatherhood Awareness Month, DCHS is highlighting programs focused on reunifying children in foster care with families and celebrating fathers and their importance in the reunification process.

6/3/2021 11:11:02 AM

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The City is offering residents a variety of opportunities to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, including a lecture, workshops, events, resources and more.

6/3/2021 10:54:44 AM

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The annual enumeration provides a one-night unduplicated snapshot of homelessness and helps identify and assess unmet needs and gaps in services as well as evaluate progress made in preventing and ending homelessness. 

5/28/2021 1:17:05 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

5/28/2021 12:07:14 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

5/21/2021 9:39:10 AM

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Any child birth through age two who isn’t developing as expected or who has a medical condition that can delay typical development is eligible to receive early intervention supports and services.

5/21/2021 9:23:16 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 3:26:06 PM

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The City's Opioid Work Group launches a regional evidence-based harm reduction program in partnership with The Chris Atwood Foundation to lower the rates of opioid overdoses from fentanyl, which is about 50 times as potent as heroin.

5/14/2021 9:52:18 AM

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Learn about programs to strengthen and support families and how you can enhance the lives of families and children in foster care 

5/29/2021 12:03:58 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 3:24:27 PM

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Each month, the Department of Community and Human Services is highlighting new and existing resources for immigrants and refugees.

5/7/2021 11:51:01 AM

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Prevention campaign features a series of short videos created by T.C. Williams High School students that encourage youth to be alcohol free 

5/7/2021 10:17:20 AM

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The Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission has released the Children and Youth Master Plan 2025, an updated roadmap for how the Alexandria community will work together to create conditions for all young people to thrive

4/30/2021 11:47:19 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

4/30/2021 10:44:37 AM

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In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, we are highlighting mental health activities and resources for individuals of all ages, ranging from awareness events like Resilience Week Virginia 2021 to resources for confronting and dealing with racial trauma.

5/3/2021 10:46:00 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 2:21:02 PM

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn about responding to and helping children and families at risk of abuse and neglect.

4/19/2021 11:22:50 AM

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A regular update on new and existing services for immigrants and refugees in Alexandria.

4/16/2021 10:03:50 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 2:22:47 PM

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Learn how you can safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications at special collection sites, permanent medication drop-off locations, a new permanent needle disposal box or using safe methods at home.

4/16/2021 9:48:50 AM

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Every Friday this month, Adult Day Services Center staff and participants are sharing their appreciation for the City’s first responders by giving out free cups of coffee, artwork and thank you cards

4/16/2021 4:01:27 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

4/9/2021 9:33:04 AM

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The City’s Sexual Assault Center is sponsoring displays, exhibits, workshops and events to raise awareness of sexual assault and support survivors around this year’s theme, “Together We Can Build Safe Communities.” 

4/9/2021 9:28:36 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

3/19/2021 11:39:46 AM

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This week, DCHS released its 2020 Community Impact Report which shares key accomplishments, important data and stories of people’s lives that were changed as a result of that collaboration. 

3/19/2021 12:03:24 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

3/12/2021 11:54:19 AM

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The Eviction Prevention Task Force is urging residents and landlords to access state and local resources to prevent evictions.

3/13/2021 12:24:12 PM

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Learn about the work being done to include people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.

3/12/2021 10:13:25 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

3/5/2021 11:36:32 AM

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DCHS is celebrating the impact our social workers are making to support the well-being, safety and self-sufficiency all Alexandrians, especially the most vulnerable in our community.


3/5/2021 11:27:49 AM

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A regular update on new and existing services for immigrants and refugees in Alexandria.

2/26/2021 11:04:42 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 2:17:48 PM

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February 21 and 27 have been designated Child Care Workforce Appreciation days, during which designated appointments are available for child care providers to receive the vaccine.

2/22/2021 9:46:02 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

2/19/2021 10:37:23 AM

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Learn how you can help if you encounter a resident who looks to be in need of housing supports.

3/15/2021 10:20:54 AM

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Podcast episodes provide insight into regional employment and economic trends as well as the latest news about employment and career growth programs, new initiatives and benefits, and local job opportunities. 

2/12/2021 12:05:07 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 2:14:32 PM

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The group offers a safe, non-threatening setting for Spanish-speaking women who are survivors of sexual assault. 

2/12/2021 11:38:44 AM

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Learn how to prevent the harmful and long-lasting effects of teen dating violence.

2/5/2021 9:36:07 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 2:16:32 PM

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Online tool uses simulation and virtual role-play conversations to help individuals gain skills in recognizing students in mental distress and initiate conversations about mental health.

1/29/2021 1:03:32 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

1/29/2021 9:08:56 AM

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Learn more about a new six-week support group for men who are survivors of sexual abuse and two yoga sessions for survivors of sexual assault.

2/2/2021 1:51:42 PM

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Bus Driver Supervisor Sadina Vanison is the 2021 recipient of the City of Alexandria Dr. Martin Luther King Spirit Award, awarded each year to a City employee who exemplifies Dr. King’s leadership and vision.

1/22/2021 3:42:14 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 1:14:25 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 12:26:30 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

1/8/2021 10:56:42 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 1:08:39 PM

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Event included coping resources for dealing with stress and change during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights of SAPCA's accomplishments and goals. 

7/8/2021 1:07:40 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

12/23/2020 9:12:22 AM

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The report, now online, was presented during a community meeting last month hosted by ACAP, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. 

12/23/2020 8:51:00 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

12/19/2020 5:22:57 AM

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Individual and collective stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic is on the rise. Learn how to access resources to help cope with pandemic-related anxiety, holiday stress, racial trauma, mental health crises and substance use issues.


12/11/2020 10:32:32 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

12/14/2020 12:31:41 PM

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Help raise awareness on social media by sharing pictures of window clings and “stickered” delivery boxes and bags.

7/8/2021 12:18:25 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

12/4/2020 1:53:00 PM

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Support families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault during the upcoming holidays by donating gift cards. 

12/4/2020 1:55:11 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

11/25/2020 10:34:21 AM

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The City and community partners will continue to offer resources related to food, child care, rental assistance and eviction prevention after state-allocated federal CARES Act funding ends over the next few weeks.

11/24/2020 1:55:27 PM

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Fourteen children and youth have found their forever families in Alexandria so far this year.  

11/20/2020 1:31:31 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

11/20/2020 1:14:38 PM

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Re-Employing Virginians and Fast Forward Virginia are two new programs helping Virginians gain skills and credentials in high demand fields and get back to work.

11/16/2020 3:09:06 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 10:10:39 AM

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Learn how you can get involved in raising awareness and ending hunger and homelessness in Alexandria.

11/9/2020 2:34:40 PM

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To meet the rapidly changing needs and preferences of families affected by the crisis, the City is offering a Micro Pod Child Care program as well as other traditional child care arrangements at no cost to eligible working parents while slots are available.

11/6/2020 2:10:39 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

7/8/2021 1:03:09 PM

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The Medicare health insurance program encourages all enrollees to review their plans to ensure the plans meet their needs. Open enrollment ends December 7. 

11/5/2020 8:39:15 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

10/30/2020 9:46:47 AM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

10/22/2020 1:37:27 PM

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The Workforce Development Center is partnering in a regional effort to provide support and services to Northern Virginians whose employment has been affected by the reduction in air travel.

10/21/2020 3:13:20 PM

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Share these resources for individuals and families in need or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with your neighbors and networks.

10/22/2020 1:32:43 PM

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