FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2014
Contact: Karis Erwin, (202) 407-7753
Washington, DC – Community of Hope is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Washington Post 150 Top Workplaces.
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.
Community of Hope is one of three human services nonprofits – and just two healthcare nonprofits – who were selected in 2014. Employee responses noted that they have a high confidence in the leader of Community of Hope, in the direction that the organization is headed and in the strong values and ethics the organization operates by. Community of Hope currently has 165 employees in six different locations.
Kelly Sweeney McShane, Community of Hope’s President and CEO, says, “I am very pleased with this vote of confidence from our wonderful staff! We work hard to provide a positive work environment – from 360 degree evaluations, to incorporating staff into our strategic planning, and hosting regular staff retreats that incorporate both professional development and fun. I am truly grateful to work with a team of dedicated professionals who are improving health outcomes and ending homelessness for the people we serve.
Founded in 1980, Community of Hope (COH) is a rapidly growing, innovative, and mission driven nonprofit. Our team of over 170 caring, dedicated staff members provides health care, housing, and supportive services for low-income, underserved, and homeless people in Washington, D.C. We operate three community health centers, offering medical, dental, and behavioral health care as well as birth services. We work to end homelessness by providing housing and supportive services such as employment search and training, housing search, wellness coordination, and mentoring and youth services.
Community of Hope received the 2012 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, due in no small part to our strong human resources practices and focus on the satisfaction and professional development of our employees. We also received the 2014 Leadership Greater Washington Innovative Community Partnership Award and were recognized in 2012 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home.
For more information about Community of Hope and the Conway Health and Resource Center, please visit www.communityofhopedc.org.