“At a time when too many families struggle with significant stresses and trauma, The Commons will enable us to provide a safe and welcoming environment to support emotional well-being and to help families thrive. Sharing a location with Martha’s Table will allow us to provide a seamless set of services for children and families and to achieve positive outcomes,“ said Kelly Sweeney McShane, President and CEO of Community of Hope.
Community of Hope has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces Award by The Washington Post. This is the second consecutive year that the organization has received the Top Workplace Award and the third time in four years. Community of Hope is the only top workplace with headquarters east of the river to gain this recognition and one of three organizations providing healthcare and social services.organizations providing healthcare and social services.
Community of Hope, a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC, received a total of seven quality improvement awards from the Health Resources Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
COH IN THE NEWS
The Washington Post, January 12, 2017 - The past three years were the first three years of The Washington Post Helping Hand, and if I’ve learned anything during that time, it’s that there are too many homeless youths and families in our area. Even one single mother and her kids spending a freezing night in their car is too many.
The Washington Post, January 4, 2017 - Rashidah Shabazz looked across the living room of her Southeast Washington apartment and pleaded with Jamia Morrow, a case manager from Community of Hope, a charity that helps lift District families from homelessness. Maybe Jamia could answer a few of my questions?
The Washington Post, December 26, 2016 - In April, a 6-year-old boy was shot after someone kicked down the door of his apartment in Southeast Washington. Two bullets passed through his left arm. “Non-life-threatening injuries” is what they would eventually call it, but his mother, Bianca, was understandably upset.
The Washington Post, December 15, 2016 - This surprised me, and it might surprise you: The vast majority of families who enter the District’s shelters — about 90 percent — do not arrive there from their own homes or apartments. They come from a relative’s or a friend’s house.
The Washington Post, December 10, 2016 - In 1968, the Rev. Tom Nees watched the riots that broke out in the wake of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on the TV in his home in Dayton, Ohio. The knowledge that some of his white parishioners would be relieved that King was gone saddened him immensely.
The Washington Post, December 6, 2016 - Hope wasn’t sure she wanted another stranger looking over her shoulder. Once a ward of the state, Hope grew up in foster families. Strangers dropping into her life was bad enough. And when they dropped out? Sometimes that was even worse. “Once I get used to you, I get used to you,” said Hope, 25, who last year was living in a District homeless shelter and expecting a child.