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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.
DaLanda Gorman, DC resident, and mother of six had an emotional moment when her family first moved into a homeless shelter. “When I became homeless, I asked myself – How did I end up here?” This was a question she never thought she would have to ask herself. “I was angry at the world, but more at myself, because I never thought I would have to put my kids in that situation. I never wanted that.”
Deep, intentional breathing. Guided stretches. Centered thoughts. Pregnant mommas at every stage of pregnancy enjoyed a prenatal yoga class hosted at Community of Hope’s Family Health and Birth Center by our partners from the Developing Families Center (DFC).
Helen Hardy remembers the excitement in her community on the day the ‘watermelon man’ would travel through Washington, DC neighborhoods to deliver fresh fruit, meats, and sometimes bottled milk. Reminiscing on the 1950s brought back so many pleasant childhood memories of living in the District with her parents and four sisters. Helen married young, moved to Anacostia in the 60s with her husband, and together they had five children.
Community of Hope provided over 56,000 quality, compassionate healthcare visits to 12,744 patients in 2018 across Washington, DC.
180 families in Community of Hope's housing program worked with our Employment Specialists and were twice as likely to find jobs in 2018.
- Alyce McFarland, former housing client and current board member
99 percent of families served in homelessness programs were stably housed or in positive destinations in 2018.
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 1,159 families, including 3,590 individuals in 2018.
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