Bring the Homeless in from the Cold » Save a life—call the Hypothermia Hotline at 1-800-535-7252 (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 Hypothermia hotline at 1-800-535-7252 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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  • Dancing to Help the Homeless

    The 2nd Stepping out for the Homeless Dance was a great success. The next Stepping Out for the Homeless is on November 7th, 2014.

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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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Driving to Success

The Story of Mateen Thorton

Mr. Mateen Thorton, a single father and his sixteen year old son live at the Spring Road Family Apartments. Although Mr. Thorton has had many opportunities to obtain employment and in some instances actually became employed, he was not able to remain employed due to being homeless and not having support. During the Coalition’s Fifth Annual Job Fair, Mr. Thornton achieved one of his goals of becoming a driver when United Planning Organization (UPO) offered him a job. With a new job he could begin participating in the Coalition’s client savings plan. Mr. Thorton’s next goal is getting an apartment for him and his son.

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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