Community Hope is pleased to announce that it was included among the awardees of the first round of grants issued by Direct Relief’s Fund for Health Equity,
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).
COH IN THE NEWS
As eligibility for the coronavirus vaccines expanded to all D.C. adults on Monday, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) made clear that the city will keep its focus on equity, despite demands from residents and businesses to open access as widely and quickly as possible.
WASHINGTON — The Washington D.C. nonprofit Community of Hope administered doses of hope at its vaccine pop-up clinic Saturday.
The organization has been vaccinating 300 to 400 people at its centers in Ward 1 and Ward 8 each week. But, CEO Kelly Sweeney McShane said there was a high interest for shots at the Family Health and Birth Center in Ward 5.
A dental office manager who became extremely ill from COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic declined initial chances to get the vaccine because he worried about the side effects. He also doubted that he would get infected again. A program director at a health center whose son got COVID-19 initially said no to the vaccine because she needed time to decide whether she felt it was safe.
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.
Community of Hope Seeks Qualified Partners for Creative Emotional Wellness Programs for its New Family Success Center.
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.