November 18, 2015 – It’s been a few months since our last update and there are many items to report on for our Family Health and Birth Center. We are almost fully staffed!
September 23, 2015 – Community of Hope celebrates 35 years serving our nation’s capital by ensuring that low-income families have stable housing and good health.
March 25, 2015 - Community of Hope is proud to announce that our President and CEO, Kelly Sweeney McShane, was honored March 24th at the Second Annual Women of Excellence Awards for her work in public health. Ms. McShane was one of eight leaders to be honored with the 2015 Women of Excellence Award, an award honoring District women for their commitment, leadership and excellence.
COH IN THE NEWS
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.
The Washington Post, November 23, 2016 - They first saw each other in 2012, outside the Forestville mall. Kelfa Taylor hadn’t planned what exactly he was going to say to Maria McNair if she agreed to speak with him — “I was just gonna go, just think of something to keep her busy and maybe go out,” he recalled with a chuckle recently — but, as it happened, she wasn’t interested in talking.
The Washington Post, November 14, 2016 - I asked Rayven Lynch what made her want to go to college, the first in her family to do so. “Because I wanted more for myself,” the composed, soft-spoken 17-year-old said. “And for my siblings.” Rayven’s mother, Martina Lynch, gave birth to Rayven when she was 14.
The Washington Post, November 13, 2016 - Antonio said he doesn’t like going to the homeless shelter, because when he stays there he’s surrounded by “a bunch of old men.” Wait a minute, I jokingly protested. I’m an old man. Antonio chuckled. He’s 21.
DCist, September 1, 2016 – After much research, the non-profit Community of Hope decided to open its latest facility on a side of town where chronic illnesses are prevalent, and quality medical resources are scarce. Since cutting the ribbon in January 2014, the Conway Health and Resource Center has become a fixture in Southwest's Bellevue neighborhood.