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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.
“Once we got to Community of Hope, we were no longer treading in the water. We could finally breathe and swim to the other side.” It was finally a new beginning for Nichole Beavers-Outlaw, her fiancé, Patrick Woodward, and their five children when they were connected to Community of Hope’s (COH) temporary housing program at Girard Street Apartments, our temporary housing program which provides apartment-style emergency shelter for 20 homeless families with children. Nichole shared that when they arrived at Girard Street, they knew “it was a new start for us.” That new start meant stabilizing support while at Girard Street but also meant that they found a new apartment for the longer-term.
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.”
Maya Brice is a woman of hope.
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