About Community Coaching

Community Coaching has been made available to support Main Street residents over 4 sessions since Summer 2020. In this latest session, we will continue to provide a level of support to Main Street residents while opening up the experience to non-residents as well.

Session Dates: January 30 to April 10, 2022 (No cohort meeting on February 20)
Sunday Cohort Meetings: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Main Street
Community Coaching Fee: $330


Individuals participating in Community Coaching should experience the following:

  • A sense of calm as we close the previous week and reset for the week ahead
  • A sense of community, comradery and connection to Main Street, staff and other residents/members
  • An understanding of how to solve problems, what to do in specific scenarios/situations (i.e. apartment issues, medical issues, interpersonal issues)


Individuals participating in Community Coaching will meet with their coaches and cohort on Sunday evenings and have an option for a mid-week 1:1 check-in. In addition to these in-person meetings, Community Coaches will communicate weekly with check-in and reminder emails.

Sunday Cohort Meetings will occur from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Poppy Boy’s Kitchen. They will include a look back at the past week and review of the individual’s week ahead. Participants can except the following from Sunday Cohort Meetings:

  • Encouraging participation in Main Street and/or community events; assistance with event registration
  • Considering other community social/learning opportunities
  • Anticipating weather/travel adjustments

Midweek Check-Ins are optional and must be scheduled before leaving the Sunday Cohort Meeting. They will be in a communal space (i.e. Main Street Mailroom or Soulfull Café) and not in an individual’s apartment. Participants can except the following from Midweek Check-Ins:

  • Modify/adjust any plans they have for the rest of the week
  • Address an individual’s relevant concerns

About Our Coaches

Daniel Friedman, Main Street Community Coach

Daniel Friedman

Daniel graduated from Indiana University in 2016, with degrees in Operations Management and Entrepreneurship. He started his career working with So What Else, a Rockville based non-profit, running free after school programs for young children.

In 2020 Daniel trained to become a Meditation, Yoga, and Breathing teacher, that is also when he began working with Main Street! Dance Parties on Friday in Yoga and Mindfulness class are the highlight of his week. Daniel’s favorite part of Main Street is regularly seeing all of the wonderful people who make it a warm, inclusive, and beautiful community.

Isabel Garcia

Isabel Garcia

Isabel graduated from Wesleyan University in May 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology and certificate in Writing. In her free time she enjoys meditating, baking, making jewelry and accessories for her online shop, and playing with my two cats, Max and Hermione.

Isabel is passionate about mental health awareness and education, and is currently working to develop a mobile application that will assist users in learning and using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. Isabel loves having the opportunity to build meaningful connections with Main Street members and staff and is grateful to be a part of a community that is so open, inclusive and empowering.

Laura Boyajian

Laura is in her last year of undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland pursuing a dual degree in Disability & Advocacy Studies and Psychology. She connected with Main Street in 2018 and spent two semesters interning with the organization before becoming a Program Associate. Witnessing Main Street’s growth and impact since its inception has been inspiring and she is thrilled to be a part of this team. In her free time, Laura enjoys hiking, traveling to her homeland of Armenia, and spending time with her nephews and nieces.


Please contact us if you have any further questions before registering.