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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.
Each year, Community of Hope gives gift cards for families experiencing homelessness in our housing programs. The Adopt-A-Family program allows you to bring holiday spirit directly to the children and families we serve.
You can help families celebrate a joyful holiday season by providing parents with gift cards to purchase gifts and food for their families. The gift card provides parents with the power of choice, a basic need we believe is critical to helping our clients get back on their feet. It’s fundamental in every aspect of our program.
From living in a shelter and working odd jobs, to having financial stability and her own apartment, Erica credits all of her accomplishments to Community of Hope. However, before Community of Hope, Erica’s life wasn’t the one she imagined for herself. Erica is one of thousands of families coming through DC’s shelter system. She and her three children (at the time) were in shelter for over a year. “I tried to spend as much time as I could outside of the shelter, only having to be there for curfew,” she said. Erica’s routine consisted of getting her children ready for school and keeping busy during the day. Working odd jobs here and there or just hanging with her friends became the only schedule she knew. She wanted more for herself and for her children, but it was hard doing so by herself; she needed help.
- For Miriam Muller, finding the right provider to deliver her baby was important. Miriam, a mother of two, was excited to learn of the pregnancy of her first child, but not as excited when it came to finding a provider. After educating herself on birthing options that would fit her needs, her final choices led her to an open house at Community of Hope’s Family Health and Birth Center. The Family Health and Birth Center is D.C.’s only freestanding birth center where moms have the option of giving birth outside of a hospital.“When my husband and I walked in, we thought it was very nice. It was such an open place and we saw different people all of backgrounds interacting with one another. You immediately feel like you’re in this community.”
Community of Hope provided over 35,000 quality, compassionate healthcare visits to 9,825 patients in 2015 across Washington, DC.
187 families in Community of Hope's housing program worked with our Employment Specialists and were twice as likely to find jobs in 2015.
- Alyce McFarland, former housing client and current board member
93 percent of our families were stably housed or in positive destinations in 2015.
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 605 families, including 1,991 individuals in 2015.
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