There’s no easy fix for homelessness. But thanks to the support of people like you, Hope and a Home empowers low-income families in D.C. to create stable homes for themselves and make lasting changes in their lives. Together, we can end the cycle of poverty and homelessness–one child, one family, one neighborhood at a time.
Dear Friends and Supporters –
This school year we have awarded scholarships to 17 youth and adults enrolled in colleges, certificate programs – even law school -- across the country. Hope and a Home has invested $46,850 in their collective tuitions, which has been leveraged to obtain an additional $317,246 in scholarships from a variety of sources.
Four families graduated from Hope and a Home this year, having found permanent housing, good jobs and great schools for their children. Two of those families bought into housing cooperatives meaning that not only are they homeowners, but also that their housing cost is more affordable than the city’s rental housing market. Two additional families have been approved for the DC Home Purchase Assistance Program and will graduate after having identified and settled upon housing.
We also are proud to say that 47% of our adults secured great new jobs this year and another 18% were promoted at previously-held places of employment. Through this program we supported 14 adults in educational and vocational programs, on their path to building strong homes and bright futures for their families.
We share high expectations with the adults enrolled in Hope and a Home, as they work towards their aspirations for strong and stable homes in which they can nurture their children and fulfill their dreams and ambitions. We share high expectations with the children enrolled here as they achieve academic success, broaden their exposures and build great futures for themselves. And we share great expectations with you as together we dream of a city in which all families are housed, intact, growing stronger and giving life to themselves, their children, their neighbors, and their community.
We are grateful for your kindness and we hope you will invest in Hope and a Home’s mission by making and end-of-year gift. Happy Holidays!
Lynn C. French
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We count on the support of caring and generous people like you to make our vision a reality. Your gifts to Hope and a Home translate directly into dramatic and sustainable improvements in the lives of low income parents and children.