For 33 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.
Michele Ruffin glowed as she discussed her two untitled mixed media art pieces that hang along the fourth floor wall of our new Conway Health and Resource Center. “Have you tried spinning one of the flowers yet?” she asked.
Since the health and resource center began seeing patients in mid-January,Ms. Ruffin has referred to Community of Hope as a ‘one stop shop’ —a place where all her needs are met: housing, health and dental care!
Ms. Ruffin was referred to Community of Hope in 2011 during her eight-month stay at Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter. Although distraught after losing her job, her home, and a few long-time friends, Ms. Ruffin was eager to change her circumstances. Working