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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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.