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  • 2015 Annual Report

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

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  • 8th 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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  • Get ready for a night of great music, dancing and plenty of food and drinks to keep you moving!

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  • Thank you to our business partners!

    Thank you to our business partners, who in 2015 made it possible for the Coalition for the Homeless to serve individuals and families with children who are homeless and need supportive services.

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  • Children's Corner

    Please visit our Children's Corner to read how young people are making a difference!

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  • Success Story: Marcus Carter

    Read his story

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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


Event Photos

Dancing is a form of self-expression. On November 6, 2015, there were over 200 ..

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Staff & Volunteers Recognized at Annual Meeting


Volunteering Does Make a Difference Each year, during out Annual Volunteer and Staff Reception the Coalition for the Homeless honors v..

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7th Annual Jobs Fair


The 7th Annual Jobs Training, and Educational Opportunity Fair Brings Hope! The Coalition for the Homeless is giving people hop..

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Keep trying you will succeed.

The Story of Deplotide Guenaman

In 2010, DePlotide Guenaman relocated to the U.S. from the Ivory Coast (country in West Africa) to live with a family member. The family member later decided to return to Africa. Mr. Guenaman packed his bags and headed to Washington, D.C. to stay with a friend. This situation fell apart and he had to move again. This time, he became homeless. Mr. Guenaman was grateful that he was at least employed full-time. Moving to the U.S. and getting use to a different culture was already stressful; now he would have to live at the Emery Work Bed Program. He did not like being in a shelter, but he adjusted. He got a second full-time job and worked very hard to safe money. On November 24, 2015 he moved into permanent housing. Today, Mr. Guenaman still works two jobs. He strongly feels that the support, the way the program at Emery is structured, and the professional staff helped him improve significantly. He feels proud of himself and said “you can’t do anything if you are not serious about yourself.”

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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