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Community of Hope makes three primary promises to the community.
Caring for Families – We offer quality healthcare and stable housing to the most vulnerable mothers, fathers, and children who struggle with health and often experience homelessness.
Improving Lives - We focus on the strengths of each person, as they create stable lives for themselves and promising futures for their children.
Leading Change – Through partnerships and innovation, we work toward transforming systems to serve our neighbors better.
Caring for Families. Improving Lives. Leading Change.
October 30 to November 13| Fridays | 12:00 pm - 1:00pm -We invite funders, partners, donors, and committed volunteers to a series of Conversations of Hope to learn more about several of Community of Hope's initiatives.
Kenya Costley had always envisioned the perfect future—becoming a nurse and traveling the world. But, after the passing of her beloved father—everything immediately changed. She was faced with the challenges of unstable housing. While dealing with grief, unemployment, and the bills of her father’s estate, Kenya had no choice but to move in with her partner and later became pregnant. “It was very saddening because I didn’t see my life like that. I couldn’t raise a child at 18.”
Charles Barrett and his ten-year-old son were given a fresh start when they were introduced to Community of Hope, where they received support from two of our programs. After losing his job and falling behind on his rent, Charles was evicted and became homeless. With the advice from his sister, he reached out to the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center and was placed at one of Community of Hope’s temporary housing sites. Charles noted, “It was embarrassing when we got to the shelter, but then it was a relief that we had somewhere to stay.”
Community of Hope provided over 57,294 quality, compassionate healthcare visits to 13,835 patients in 2019 across Washington, DC.
164 families in Community of Hope's housing program worked with our Employment Specialists and were twice as likely to find jobs in 2019.
- Alyce McFarland, former housing client and current board member
100 percent of families served in homelessness programs were stably housed or in positive destinations in 2019.
Community of Hope has grown to serve 7x as many patients and homeless families in the last 15 years.
It all starts with a place to call home. Community of Hope worked to end and prevent homelessness for 1,227 families, including 3,690 individuals in 2019.
Community of Hope works to improve health and end family homelessness to make Washington, DC more equitable.
-Alanda Braxton Miles, Community of Hope patient