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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.
Deidra Eskew, DC native and mom of two, knew when she came to Community of Hope that she had to change. She had never known her father and, as a result, went through much of her childhood and into adulthood feeling alone. She had harbored resentment towards her mother – due to her father’s absence and then was burdened with guilt and sadness when her mom passed away.
It’s not easy to remain optimistic about healthcare in D.C.’s Ward 8, which has some of the highest disparities of health outcomes in the Metropolitan area, but a non-profit is working to change that.
Community of Hope is a place where residents can feel they can belong, and where they can get access to quality healthcare for the entire family.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. These words ring true for Naomi Saforo, a mother of three. As a single parent, she has had to be strong every day for her children and herself. But when times became harder, she started losing her strength.
Community of Hope provided over 50,000 quality, compassionate healthcare visits to 10,802 patients in 2017 across Washington, DC.
197 families in Community of Hope's housing program worked with our Employment Specialists and were twice as likely to find jobs in 2017.
- Alyce McFarland, former housing client and current board member
92 percent of families served in homelessness programs were stably housed or in positive destinations in 2017.
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 1,045 families, including 3,141 individuals in 2017.
Community of Hope creates opportunities for low-income families in Washington, DC, including those experiencing homelessness, to achieve good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income, and hope.
-Alanda Braxton Miles, Community of Hope patient