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.

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 (FY2023)

  • 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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