For 30 years, Community of Hope has provided hope and stability to low-income and homeless adults and children in DC. Our holistic range of programs - from healthcare to housing with supportive services and programs promoting strong families - helps underserved residents create stable lives for themselves and promising futures for their children.
At seven months pregnant, Shawna is a busy mother. She came to our clinic with her toddler who was having trouble breathing and the news wasn't good - her daughter had bronchitis. For a child with a history of asthma, the bronchitis made breathing even more difficult.
In addition to being 7 months pregnant with a sick toddler, her insurance had just changed - the result of the drastic changes in the city's overhaul of managed care organizations.
Sometimes a parent in these situations just needs a helping hand, and that is where Community of Hope's Healthcorps volunteer, Sarah, stepped in.