Bring the Homeless in from the Cold » Save a life—call the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 (learn more)

  • Help Save a Life

    Between Nov 1 and March 31, when the temp or Wind Chill is 32, or below, DC issues a Hypothermia Alert. Call the Shelter hotline at 202-399-7093 to bring someone in from the cold.

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  • 6th Annual Jobs and Training Literacy Fair

    Join the Coalition for the Homeless in helping homeless individuals, veterans, and low income individuals receive training and/or find employment.

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  • 2013 Annual Report

    Learn about the great work we've done over the past year!

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Helping to end Homelessness in D.C. 

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.

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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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Dancing to Help the Homeless


The 2nd Annual STEPPING OUT FOR THE HOMELESS™ dance, held on Friday, November 7, 2014 was a great success. The purpose of the event was..

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Staff & Volunteers Recognized at Annual Meeting


Thank you Volunteers and Staff! The Coalition for the Homeless held its Annual Volunteer and Staff Reception at St. Francis Hall in Washingto..

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5th Annual Jobs Fair


The 5th Annual Jobs and Training Literacy Fair was a huge success, attracting over 21 employers and 264 job applicants. As part of the Coal..

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Homeless, but not Helpless

The Story of Andre Tucker

Andre’ earned a degree in education, general studies and management from Virginia Western Community College, and in 2012 transferred to Howard University in hopes of pursuing a dual degree in sociology and political science. Sadly, due to financial issues he was unable to complete his education at Howard. With no place to live, he was homeless and entered the Emery Work Bed Program. He used his networking skills and found a job, enrolled back into school, and found housing. Andre’ currently attends the University of the District of Columbia where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology.

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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