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Who We Are

The Coalition for the Homeless provides direct supportive services to homeless men and families with children.

Since our inception in 1979, the Coalition has helped provide solutions in the District of Columbia that have helped reduce homelessness. The Coalition operates 11 programs including the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VWFRC), the central intake office for all families in the District of Columbia seeking emergency housing assistance and shelter. In general, services at the various sites include case management, employment training, housing, job placement assistance, substance abuse counseling, life skills training, substance abuse prevention and social skills development. Clients receive a screening interview prior to admission into programs to ensure they meet program requirements. 

Goals

  • Increase homeless prevention services.
  • Transition individuals and families to affordable permanent housing.
  • Increase public awareness and support of homeless issues.
  • Maximize vital educational and job readiness support for homeless citizens.
  • Provide access to job training and employment placement services.
  • Reduce the number of homeless people in shelters.
  • Strengthen and develop partnerships with other organizations.

Mission

The Coalition’s mission is to help transition homeless and at risk individuals and families to self-sufficiency through housing programs and supportive services.


Vision

Rebuilding lives through the elimination of homelessness. 

Values

Rebuilding Lives-Strengthening Communities through Action

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Fairness
  • Commitment
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Empowerment 

Greg Duvall

Gregory Duvall became homeless as a result of substance abuse. He lost several jobs and apartments. But he always seemed to get another job and find someplace to live. This last time when he lost his apartment and job he knew things had to change - physically and emotionally, he was in terrible shape. On November 10, 2016, he entered the Coalition’s Park Road Transitional Housing Program. According to Mr. Duvall, he has received support and encouragement. He has learned to accept help and take advice. He is employed as a waiter/team leader, saving money, and focused on his recovery. He says just having people acknowledge that he is doing well gives him the courage to keep going and having someone to talk to and receive feedback, helped him greatly. Mr. Duvall is preparing to move out of Park Road at the end of July 2017 into permanent housing, more empowered, more encouraged and at peace with who he is. Congratulations Mr. Duvall, the Coalition wishes you continued success.

Through your donation, you can help create more success stories like this one for residents of the District of Columbia that are struggling with homelessness.

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Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service/Department of the Treasury.

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