Since 1980, COH has worked to end family homelessness and improve health to make DC more equitable. A continuum of programs including homelessness prevention, temporary housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing provides over 1000 families with a safe place to live while helping them work toward self-sufficiency. Case management means job support, budgeting, family stability, and behavioral health, all according to need. New programs include one in partnership with Martha's Table and another at one of the seven new shelters developed by the city government to provide dignified, short-term housing for 50 families. Comprehensive health services in Wards 1, 5, and 8 centers mean clients can access everything they need at one location: preventative and routine health care, wellness services, chronic disease management, dental services, counseling, prenatal and specialty care. Ultimately, we are all one community.

COVID-19 Update: As an anchor organization serving some of the hardest hit areas of the city, COH continues to provide safe, dignified shelter for families experiencing homelessness and support to keep others stably housed. It provides in-person care for high-risk patients (critical care, chronic disease, COVID) with telemedicine taking on a dramatically increased role in general patient care. Emotional wellness services during a time of heightened anxiety is provided via telehealth and limited onsite and teledentistry. COH is committed to being the safety net for the patients and families that rely on it.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 8

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 8; Bellevue and Washington Highlands, DC; Carver-Langston, DC; Columbia Heights, DC; Congress Heights, DC

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: All

Schools They Work In: Marie Reed Learning Center

Awards & Recognition

2014 The Washington Post Top Workplaces Award
2014 Leadership Greater Washington Innovative Community Partnership Award
2012 The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management
2011-2012 Catalogue for Philanthropy One of the Best

Staff
2015 CFO of the Year Awards for Vice President for Finance and Operations, Brenda Camacho

Press

  • Prevent homelessness? Break the cycle of poverty? It's not just his dream but his job.
    Sat Jan 17 2015, The Washington Post  
    A profile of long-term case manager and his drive to prevent and end homelessness for families in DC.

Budget (FY2015)

  • The current budget for Community of Hope is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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