Celebrating community service since 1967, Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) is a nonprofit made up of congregations and concerned individuals of all faiths, united to serve the spiritual and social needs of the Capitol Hill Community, Ward 6, and beyond. CHGM serves homeless families and individuals, as well as low-income households from across the District of Columbia.
CHGM is one of the DC area’s most cutting-edge, effective catalysts for change that helps homeless people and those at-risk of becoming homeless transform their own lives. CHGM is known for excellence at providing empowering human services, its highly effective organization, and engagement of our community as partners in its work.
Our vision is of a community in which people are working together – across the boundaries of race, religion and income – to ensure that all of our neighbors have the opportunity to live safely with opportunity and justice.
CHGM is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We maintain a diverse funding stream comprised of individual donors, congregational support, government contracts, as well as a variety of donated gift-in-kind business services. Our financial information including our audits and 990 reports can be found by visiting our Organizational Information Page.
How do CHGM services impact the community?
Family Homelessness Prevention Program
- CHGM was one of only four organizations chosen to launch the city’s prevention initiative.
- Between September 1st and December 31st, CHGM served 126 families at imminent risk of homelessness.
- More than 92% of the families we served were successfully stabilized in the community and did not have to enter shelter.
- Our Rapid Rehousing Program provided subsidized housing and case management services to 70 families, including 129 adults and 93 children.
- Shelter Plus Care, our permanent supportive housing program, served 33 families, including 54 adults and 33 children.
- 5 families, including 10 adults and 14 children, were housed and supported with case management services in Emory House and our 4 accessible, apartment-style shelter units.
- Our Outreach Team served 327 homeless individuals through 1,333 interactions.
- Our Homeless Assistance Response Team volunteers deployed 60 times, with 45 deployments on dangerous hypothermia alert nights.
- Our chronically homeless Action Hour participants met twice a month throughout the year to discuss their daily struggles and emerging concerns, and learn how to become better advocates for themselves and DC’s homeless population.
Shirley’s Place Day Hospitality Center
- Shirley’s Place provided approximately 1,550 individuals with:
- 1,637 loads of laundry
- 2,230 light meals
- 1,107 showers
- 432 computer lab sessions
- 410 toiletry kits
- 648 phone sessions
- 879 kitchen/meal prep sessions
- 466 food, clothing, transportation, prescription drug, and rental assistance services
- 1,000s of referrals for a wide variety of social, economic, and legal needs
- Our Wellness Coordinator, housed at Shirley’s Place, provided 75 CHGM clients with 101 individual counseling sessions, facilitated 2 5-month parenting and recovery support groups, and provided 9 Life Skills workshops for clients of CHGM’s housing programs.
Community Support Projects and Special Events
- Our Annual Back-to-School Backpack Drive provided backpacks and school supplies to 294 children.
- 435 families had a hearty Thanksgiving meal through our Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive.
- CHGM donors provided an abundance of holiday gifts to 127 families, including 397 children and their caregivers through our Adopt-a-Family program.
- Our congregational partners hosted 4 Family Nights with food and fun for families participating in CHGM programs.
- CHGM hosted 10 Community Nights to educate participants about homelessness and engage them in advocacy efforts addressing the problem.