Helping to end Homelessness in D.C. 

The Coalition for the Homeless is a non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter (up to six months) and supportive services to more than 500 homeless individuals and families who are residents in the District of Columbia. We have provided tools and services to self-determined individuals, families and veterans, that help them re-build more sustainable, self-sufficient lives. The Coalition is always working on activities and solutions in the community to help eliminate homelessness.

2021 marked 40 years of service to the community. In honor of the Coalition’s 40th Anniversary, the Coalition is launching the $48 for 40 Years Campaign with the goal of raising $250,000. We are asking for individuals to make a donation of at least $48 – which covers one night of shelter for an individual in need.

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Are you a D.C. Resident in need of Shelter, Housing, or Emergency Services?

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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The Coalition Turns 40

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.        

Volunteer and Staff Recognition December 1, 2020

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!        

Annual Linda Fields Training and Educational Opportunity Job Fair

  The Coalition will be making a decision on whether or not to have this event in 2021. We will provide an update soon.

Wilbert Akins & his daughter

Mr. Wilbert Atkins was unemployed and lived between family members and homeless shelters. When Mr. Atkins gained custody of his daughter Sasha, she became Mr. Atkins motivation to improve his life. Mr. Atkins and his daughter entered the 50th Street Family Program on January 12, 2015. In January 2018, after receiving supportive services from the Coalitions’ 50th Street Family Program for over a year, Wilbert Atkins, a single father, and his daughter Sasha moved into permanent affordable housing. They love their new place and Sasha is doing well in school. Mr. Atkins stated that he feels like a man again and a productive father. He works full-time as an Information Technology technician at the Office of Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). Today, this family is safe, warm and self-sufficient.

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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  • 1234 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite C-1015
  • DC, Washington 20005
  • (202) 347-8870

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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