After retiring from the US Army in 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Snyder embarked on a new mission: ending homelessness among Veterans in the DC region. Since then, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation has helped hundreds of homeless and at-risk Veterans secure safe, permanent homes Ė and overcome the root causes of homelessness and instability in their lives. First, ORHF arranges long-term shelter until permanent housing is found (the outcome for 90% of clients). But thatís just the beginning. Case managers coordinate VA benefits systems, state and local agencies, and faith-based organizations, securing everyday basics like furniture and food, as well as critical services like healthcare and counseling for PTSD or substance abuse. Employment is crucial for long-term stability, so ORHF connects Veterans to education and training assistance, helps them apply for jobs, and makes sure they have reliable transportation. Many staff members and volunteers are Veterans themselves who understand what itís like to return to civilian life after serving their country. You, too, can support fellow Americans in need.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: Veterans/Military Families


  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) we serve annually:   100
  • Individuals housed (temporary shelters, transitional housing, permanent housing) annually:   70

Awards & Recognition

Department of Veterans Affairs - Supportive Services for Veteran Families - 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
Dominion Power Foundation - 2015
Adidas America - 2015
L'Oreal Woman of Worth - 2015
NBC Universal 21st Solutions - 2015
Accenture - 2014
Aurora Hills Women's Club - selected charity - 2014
Wells Fargo - 2014
Coldwell Banker CARES Program beneficiary - 2012
Newman's Own/ Military Times / Fisher House Foundation - 2012
Freddie Mac Foundation - 2012

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Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Operation Renewed Hope Foundation is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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