Community of Hope’s mission is to create opportunities for low-income families in Washington, DC, including those experiencing homelessness, to achieve good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income, and hope.
Caring for Families. Improving Lives. Leading Change.
IT ALL STARTS WITH HOPE
With hope, one can accomplish anything. Families who struggle with poverty and homelessness can achieve their goals. They can overcome challenges like having no safe place to sleep, poor health, and unemployment, and enjoy connected families with happy and healthy children.
In 2018, Community of Hope reached 1,159 families touched or threatened by homelessness and 12,744 patients.
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY.
With the help of our community of donors, volunteers and partners, Community of Hope stays focused on its strategic goals.
End Homelessness for families in Washington, DC
Through our five housing programs, we keep families – all along the continuum of homelessness – safe with a roof over their heads. Our case managers give our families the support they need at the most pivotal times and link them to resources such as job referrals, counseling and mentoring programs for their children.
Improve Health and Well-Being of underserved communities in Washington, DC
We have three federally-qualified health centers across the District that meet the primary healthcare needs of the un- and under-insured. We provide quality, compassionate care and an outstanding patient experience, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Our health staff engages our patients to keep DC healthy through affordable and accessible healthcare.
Increase Family-Sustaining Income
We encourage our families to develop their strengths and skills, so that they may live healthy, stable lives. To increase family-sustaining income, we connect families to employment opportunities, insurance, educational opportunities, workforce training and financial literacy training
Together, we are the Community of Hope.
With a team of more than 200 compassionate staff, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of donors, we are building a thriving organization that is caring for families, improving lives and leading change.
In 2012, Community of Hope was awarded The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and The Washington Post. In 2014, 2016, and 2017, we were selected as one of The Washington Post 150 Top Workplaces based on feedback from our staff.
Serving with Compassion, Integrity, and Respect. Striving for Excellence.
Community of Hope advances our mission by providing direct services to families, advocating for system change, collaborating with others and utilizing a person-centered, strengths-based, integrated approach to our work.
Community of Hope has worked tirelessly for almost four decades to impact the future for low-income, homeless and underserved families in Washington, DC. Originally founded as a compassionate ministry of the Church of the Nazarene, Community of Hope was incorporated as an independently-run nonprofit organization in 1980. As the needs of our community grew, we have expanded our services across the city, with the same holistic, compassionate approach that inspired our beginnings.
Our Strategic Plan
Through our community’s support and intentional planning, we achieve our goals. With our proven track record of completing three strategic plans since 2000, we look forward to continuing to serve our neighbors and our city.
Through collaboration and leadership, we will help DC end homelessness by 2020 by making it rare, brief and non-recurring.
-Chris Kerns, volunteer since 1988 and Board Emeritus