The Coalition for the Homeless is a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia that provides shelter and supportive services to more than 500 homeless individuals and families who are residents in the District of Columbia. The Coalition is always working on activities and solutions in the community to help eliminate homelessness.
Thank You For Your Generous Support!
The Coalition for the Homeless is a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia that provides specialized transitional housing assistance, permanent housing at two locations for individuals and families, emergency shelter and housing. We invite you to learn more about our programs, services, general eligibility criteria and admission requirements.
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2021 marked the 40th Anniversary of the Coalition for the Homeless. Coming soon will be a 40th Anniversary page capturing our history, supporters, impact, and the path ahead.
This year’s Volunteer and Staff Recognition was held virtually on December 1, 2020. Employee of the Year was Tiffany Hughes, Program Director at 50th Street Family Program. Congratulations!
The Coalition will be making a decision on whether or not to have this event in 2021. We will provide an update soon.
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.