Programs & Services
Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) provides a variety of programs and services to families in need and marginalized individuals in the Capitol Hill/ Ward 6 community. Our programs make up a continuum of care so that no matter where one is in homelessness, we offer relevant, practical supportive programs and services. We strive to equip our neighbors with resources and solutions that empower and provide hope so that they may lead healthy, fulfilling, and productive lives.
Services for Homeless Families & Individuals
– Shirley’s Place is our Day Hospitality Center which offers shower and laundry services, a place for workshops, respite, light meals, and case management for homeless families and underserved neighbors.
– Our Social Services Office assists neighbors in crisis with rent, mortgage, utilities, food, transportation, and medical expenses, as well as provides case management and crisis intervention.
– Our Street Outreach team builds relationships with homeless and vulnerable neighbors on the street, offering life saving interventions and crisis intervention services including the provision of blankets, food, water, clothing, and referrals to local shelters when they choose to make a change.
Shelter & Housing Programs for Homeless Families
– Emergency Shelter services are provided to 5-8 families per night through CHGM’s Congregation Based Shelter Project (CBSP), at various partner congregations throughout the District. Single parents with 1 or 2 children, ready to make a change, receive case management support on the road to self-reliance.
– The Family Re-Housing and Stabilization Program (FRSP), or Rapid Rehousing, is a DHS program designed to provide short-term rental assistance to homeless families in DC. The rental subsidies are provided for up to 12 months with a reevaluation of eligibility every 4 months. Applicants must demonstrate that there is a reasonable likelihood they will be able to pay full rental costs following the FRSP assistance and remain stably housed.
– Our Permanent Supportive Housing program, Shelter Plus Care (SPC), provides ongoing support services for individuals and families with dual diagnoses. We seek to ensure housing stabilization, maximum level of self-sufficiency, and overall better quality of life for this population.