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.
February 25, 2015 - Community of Hope’s Family Health and Birth Center (FHBC) is thrilled to announce that Ebony Roebuck, CNM, MS, is joining our team as Director of Midwifery. Ms. Roebuck will be joining FHBC in May 2015 and brings with her many years of experience as a midwife, in both a hospital and birth center setting.
December 22, 2014 – Because of the support of two generous lead partners – Walmart and Gallup – Community of Hope will provide $50 gift cards in our Adopt-A-Family program to 325 families who have experienced homelessness in the past year.
COH IN THE NEWS
East of the River, July 13, 2016 – East of the River kids may someday understand that their neighborhoods and their parents’ income and education levels exerted a substantial impact on the direction of their own lives.
The DC Bar Pro Bono Center, June 13, 2016 – For the past 35 years, Community of Hope has been serving clients in the District of Columbia with health care and housing, significantly expanding its work in the last decade in part due to its deliberate effort to move its operations to Wards 7 and 8, the District's poorest neighborhoods.
WUSA9, May 18, 2016 - Alternative Rocker PJ Harvey calls her song "Community of Hope" but residents say her unfair depictions of Wards 7 and 8 show a community in despair. The video opens up with a driving tour of Southeast.
Dear PJ Harvey,
You got our attention when you released the song “The Community of Hope".
You are right.
There is a Community of Hope. It’s near Benning Road. It’s near the Homeland Security Base. It’s just a half a block off South Capitol Street. It’s all over Washington, DC.
The Washington Post, January 6, 2016 - Two years ago, what I didn’t know about being homeless in the Washington area could have filled a book. Now, what I do know has filled two columns a week. Today’s is the last one.
The Washington Post, January 2, 2016 - Julie Gallagher was describing what a mentor is. “Somebody who’s older but not your parent,” she explained. Someone, she added, who’s kind of cool. “I’m kind of cool,” said Julie, 38. Jamesha Johnson, 14, shot Julie a look that said,Yes, but the truly cool don’t go around announcing it.