For 30 years, Community of Hope has provided hope and stability to low-income and homeless adults and children in DC. Our holistic range of programs - from healthcare to housing with supportive services and programs promoting strong families - helps underserved residents create stable lives for themselves and promising futures for their children.
“I was getting weaker and weaker, and breathing had become very difficult,” Karen recalls.
This was just the beginning of challenges for Karen – an active, healthy mom of 3. She soon received a diagnosis no 48-year-old wants to hear: congestive heart failure, resulting in a need for a heart transplant. Her medical issues required her to stop working and as you know, loss of one income can be devastating. For Karen and her family, it resulted in eviction and 7 years of homelessness.
After three heart surgeries, medical problems and financial difficulties, her family was fragmented.