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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.

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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.

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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. 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.

A Former Client Returns after 20 Years to Share Her Story

The Story of Sharron Hall

Sharron Hall, a former client was the guest speaker during the Coalition for the Homeless Volunteer and Staff Reception on November 1, 2016. In 1998 she was a client at the Spring Road Family Apartments; she was 25 with 5 children. Although she had no choice; she was not happy to be in the program. All she wanted was housing. She did not want to talk about her issues with substance abuse and domestic violence. At one point, Sharron was at risk of being removed from the program for not following curfew and other program rules. She was given a second chance. Through encouragement, she enrolled in Families Forward to get her GED and took computer training classes. Sharron says “Spring Road was not just a shelter for 1½ years, it was home.” The staff showed care and compassion. She has kept all her warning letters and other documents as a reminder of how far she has come. Sharron is currently a family support worker at Edgewood Brookland Family Support Collaborative. The Coalition is thankful to Sharron for being open and sharing her story. We wish her 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.

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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