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CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD – JANUARY 22: Erika James threw a birthday party for her son Loyal’s first birthday on January 22, 2023 in Capitol Heights, MD. James is one of the DC mothers who were chosen for the Strong Families Strong Futures program, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s $1.5 million pilot direct cash assistance program that provides $900 a month for one year, no strings attached or a lump sum payment to help new or expectant mother’s in D.C. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)