Community of Hope


For 30 years, Community of Hope has worked tirelessly to improve the health and quality of life for low-income, homeless, and underserved families and individuals in the District of Columbia. Their holistic range of programs – from health care and housing with supportive services to educational opportunities and spiritual support – provide hope and stability to the adults and children who need these services.

In August, 2011 Community of Hope took over operations at the Family Health and Birth Center, the only free-standing birth center in the District of Columbia.

The Family Health and Birth Center, the Healthy Babies Project, and the United Planning Organization’s Early Childhood Development Center are three partners that form the Developing Families Center. Together, these three organizations pursue a collaborative model in order to meet the holistic needs of the families they serve, regardless of ability to pay.

This collaboration and the design of the umbrella organization embody FHBC’s philosophy of multidisciplinary care through health promotion, disease prevention, and health care that is provided in a social context. Since 2000, several thousand families have been served by the collaboration and statistically significant decreases in childbirth disparities have been documented and reported.

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Kelly Sweeney McShane, Executive Director
2250 Champlain Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-9022
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