Since 1980, Community of Hope has served the District's low-income families, including those experiencing homelessness, providing opportunities to help them achieve good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income … and hope. A continuum of housing programs – including homelessness prevention, temporary and transitional shelter, permanent supportive housing, and rapid rehousing– provides over 600 families with a safe place to live while helping them increase their income and work toward their goals of stability and self-sufficiency. Families access intensive case management, job support, youth intervention and mentoring, and support with budgeting, family stability, and substance abuse, all according to need. COH is also a Federally Qualified Health Center offering comprehensive services at three health centers in Wards 1, 5, and 8, designed so that low-income clients can access everything they need at one location: preventative and routine health care, wellness services, chronic disease management, dental services, prenatal care, and specialty care. Ultimately, we are all one community: let's ensure that homes, good health, and hope are accessible to everyone.

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

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


  • 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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