Homelessness Prevention

Organization: Community of Hope

We work with families at risk of losing their housing to prevent homelessness. We help stabilize families through services, financial assistance, and connection to mainstream resources so that they do not need to enter the shelter system.

Community of Hope's Homelessness Prevention Program works to stabilize families at risk of becoming homeless through specialized services and connection to other community resources.

All families must be referred from the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center. Clients are usually living temporarily with a friend or relative, and have often moved frequently. Clients find themselves on the brink of homelessness and come seeking any assistance available to stay stably housed.

Community of Hope helps prevent clients from losing their homes and entering the shelter system through effective targeting of resources. We recognize that different families require different solutions.

Our case managers serve as supporters and advocates for clients – helping them think through their goals and create detailed plans with a realistic timeline. These wide-ranging supportive services include:

Comprehensive case management
Mediation services
Financial assistance
Budgeting and financial management
Rental and utility assistance
Referral for legal services
The Homelessness Prevention Program, through expert case management and mediation services, helps families stay stably housed and allows them to remain connected to their natural systems of family and community.
Service Category: Housing
Service Eligibility: Near Homeless Housing Status
Application: Access to these services comes through referrals from the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center, the central intake for DC’s coordinated homelessness assistance system for families with children. Visit this page for exact info: https://www.communityofhopedc.org/housing/how-can-i-access-services
Friday : 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Monday - Thursday : 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
920 Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington DC 20018

(202) 399-7093, (202) 724-4208, (202) 546-0017

Friday : 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Monday-Thursday : 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Monday - Thursday : 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Friday : 8:00AM - 12:00PM