Community of Hope has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces Award in the Washington, D.C. area. This 2021 award is the sixth time since 2014 that the organization has received this award.
Community of Hope (COH) received two major investments to purchase a new facility to relocate and expand its Family Health and Birth Center and launch a $20 million Healthy Beginnings, Hopeful Futures campaign. This support includes a $7.5 million investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and a $1 million pledge from the Developing Families Center (DFC).
Community of Hope (COH) is partnering with MedStar Health in its D.C. Safe Babies Safe Moms initiative, creating a holistic and integrated care model. Over the next five years, the organizations will work together to address the high maternal and infant mortality rates experienced by families in Washington, DC
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Washington, DC faces a maternal child health crisis. The infant mortality rate is higher than the national average, and babies born to Black mothers are five times more likely to die in infancy than those born to white mothers. The risk of dying is higher for Black mothers than for white women. Across the city, our neighbors in under-resourced communities experience vast inequities in their health outcomes – including higher rates of disease, trauma, depression, and even death.
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Melissa Esposito walked two miles in the snow to get to her third prenatal appointment. It had been so hard to get a time with the doctor, she was scared to reschedule.
Danielle Lloyd endured pregnancy in the food and maternal care desert that is Southeast D.C. She worried about the 40-minute drive from her home to the hospital.
It’s a Wednesday morning at the Family Health and Birth Center (FHBC), a prenatal clinic and birth center housed within a larger federally qualified health center called Community of Hope.
Community of Hope, a D.C. nonprofit devoted to serving the homeless, has reopened the Marie Reed Health Center in Adams Morgan after almost two years of renovations. The changes include a redesigned interior and exterior and an expanded capacity to see patients. Fifty patients visited the clinic April 9, its first day open to the public.
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.