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Hope And A Home Washington

1439 R St., Nw
Washington, DC 20009

Class of Housing: Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

General Information:

Hope and a Home's Transitional Housing program served 31 families, including 74 children and 36 adults.
Each of the eight families that graduated this year now lives in affordable, stable housing - and three qualified for homeownership through the city’s affordable housing community.
Fifteen families received financial counseling through our collaboration with Housing Counseling Services; eleven of those families have substantially paid off debt.
Seven program participants have received mental health counseling, which has positively supported their efforts to address their personal obstacles to independence.
Due to their unwavering persistence despite a difficult job market, all but three adult participants were employed either on a full time basis, or on a part time basis while attending school. Of the three who were unemployed, one was pregnant and gave birth while the other two were enrolled in certificate programs.
Nine adults living in our housing were hired for great new jobs or received significant promotions at existing jobs.
Our Higher Education for All program provided essential education assessment and advocacy services for 122 children and 62 adults.
We had 14 high school, 4 college and one law school graduations this year. In all, we had 23 youth enrolled in college and 16 adults enrolled in educational, vocational and certificate programs.
We had 11 school-age children in private school with scholarships, 20 in good-performing public schools, 44 in good-performing charter schools and 5 in day care.
Of the 27 youth who consistently participated in our Good Grades program, 3 maintained a GPA higher than 3.5, 7 had one better than 3.0, 9 better than a 2.5 and 7 better than a 2.0.
Our Higher Education for All program was supported by 25 volunteer mentors and tutoring was provided for 4 children and 2 adults.
We arranged enriched extracurricular activities for 16 school-aged children as well as programming for school vacations for 12 children, Â From time-to-time we gave families tickets to special cultural and sports events.
We provided an array of enriching summer camp experiences for 45 children: multi-sports, arts, academic, sleepover camp and leadership training.

Date Of Last Record Update: 03-23-2018

Website: http://www.hopeandahome.org

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Helpful Definitions For Hope And A Home Washington:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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