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Why make a donation to the Coalition for the Homeless?

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your donation supports our mission to help transition homeless and at risk individuals and families to self-sufficiency through housing programs and supportive services. We provide a safe environment, transitional housing and supportive services for the men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness. Everyone needs a little help sometimes.

What does my money support?

Your money supports direct services to homeless individuals and families. 92 cents of every dollar received goes toward direct services, which include food, shelter, substance abuse counseling, employment and housing placement assistance.

How is my donation processed?

The Coalition uses a reliable third-party payment network to process on-line donations. All transactions conducted on this web site are encrypted using a secure server to protect your privacy. The Coalition for the Homeless does not rent or sell your information to other charities.


Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service/Department of the Treasury. Therefore, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. All donors receive an acknowledgment letter that includes a confirmation of their donation for their tax records.

Blair Transitional Rehabilitation Program/Vernon Suggs

Path to Independence and Self-Sufficiency

Due to substance abuse problems, a troubled marriage, mental and physical stress, Vernon Suggs could not keep a job and became homeless. He ended up at Blair Transitional Rehabilitation Program on October 8, 2016. To help Mr. Suggs get back on his feet, he received supportive services, counseling, job referral and placement assistance through the Coalition’s in-house Employment Program. As a result, Mr. Suggs has been employed since April 2017. As an onsite Service Technician at Van Ness Luxury Apartments, he pays reduced rent, makes $20 per hour and receives full benefits. In addition, he will receive free training and certification as an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning) Technician. Mr. Suggs confidence and determination has been restored. He wants to succeed and become more productive. He says he feels motivated to get up in the morning to join the working class and provide a service to others. Great progress Mr. Suggs; keep up the good work!

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.

Make a Donation

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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