- Our Vision: We envision the District of Columbia as a thriving and diverse community where all people can obtain and remain in safe, affordable, and comfortable homes.
- Our Mission: We support the holistic needs of individuals and families at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. Housing is our starting point. Seeing people thrive is our finish line.
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?
2017 Program Data
Family Homelessness Prevention Program
- CHGM provided housing stabilization services to 656 families at imminent risk of homelessness, including 656 adults and 1,062 children. 112 families secured their very own apartments with the help of our Prevention Program staff. An additional 201 families secured stable long-term housing with family members and friends.
- 91% of the families in our program were able to avoid a shelter stay.
Family Housing Programs
- Our Rapid Rehousing Program supported 79 families transitioning out of homelessness, including 111 adults and 147 children.
- Shelter Plus Care, our permanent supportive housing program, served 30 families in need of long-term support, including 60 adults and 38 children.
- 3 families, including 7 adults and 6 children, received shelter and supportive services in our 4 handicap-accessible, apartment-style shelter units.
Shirley’s Place Day Hospitality Center
- Shirley’s Place provided 1,767 individuals with:
- 1,488 loads of laundry
- 1,841 light meals
- 1,179 showers
- 187 computer lab sessions
- 550 toiletry kits
- 428 phone sessions
- 1,862 kitchen/meal prep sessions
- 1,286 emergency food, clothing, transportation, prescription drug, ID voucher, and rental assistance services
- 1,000s of referrals for a wide variety of social, economic, and legal needs
- We provided furniture and household essentials to 11 clients moving out of shelter or off the streets and into homes of their own.
- Our Street Outreach team served 301 homeless individuals through 2,327 interactions.
- Our Medical Outreach project with Unity Healthcare served 103 individuals through 158 interactions.
- We helped 10 chronically homeless individuals move into their own apartments.
- Our Homeless Assistance Response Team (HART) deployed 105 times and had 1,275 engagements with homeless neighbors. 30 deployments were on hypothermia alert nights when our clients’ lives were most at risk.
- CHGM lead two teams of volunteers during the annual Point In Time Count of DC’s homeless residents.
- Our wellness coordinator provided 312 CHGM clients with 236 counseling sessions and facilitated two 5-month parenting and recovery support groups.
- We hosted 10 life skills workshops on topics ranging from sexual health to budgeting.
Community Support Projects
- 410 children received school supplies through our Back-to-School Backpack Drive
- Our Free Tax Clinic volunteers prepared returns for 25 individuals.
- 431 families enjoyed holiday feasts thanks to our Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive.
- Our Adopt-a-Family program provided gifts to 136 families, including 408 children and their caregivers.
- Our congregational partners hosted 5 Family Nights with food and fun for client families.
- CHGM launched the #MyDCBudget social media campaign to advocate for robust social safety net and homeless services funding in DC’s FY18 budget.
- CHGM sits on the steering committee of The Way Home Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness, is an active member of the Fair Budget Coalition and its Constituent Engagement Program, and participates in several committees and work groups of the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness.