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 undeserved 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.
- Clients in our 2-year Transitional Housing program, Systems Transformation Initiative (STI), stay in apartment-style shelter while preparing to live independently. We aim to transform the our clients’ thinking, teaching them to tap into their inner strength and use positive resources, moving towards self sufficiency.
- 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.