Housing & Care for Women Experiencing Homelessness in DC
Hope Has A Home™ for Women is a residential medical respite program that provides temporary housing, acute medical care, mental health services, substance use recovery, and social support services to women experiencing homelessness or housing instability in the District of Columbia. The goal of the program is to provide women with a safe and supported environment to recover followed by a direct pathway to permanent housing.
Hope Has A Home™ for Women is a partnership among Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, AmeriHealth Caritas D.C., Unity Health Care and Pathways to Housing DC.
Medical Respite Facility
An 8-bed residential facility with the primary focus on recovery from medical conditions. Participants also receive behavioral health (substance use and mental health disorder) treatment and vulnerability assessments for housing prioritization and assessment for enrollment into District and other benefits.
Length of program: Between 30-90 days
Step Up Facility
An 8-bed residential facility with the primary focus to prepare participants to seek permanent housing, address behavioral health issues, and enhance their socialization skills.
Length of program: Between 90 -180 days
Services are available to individuals in need of care who are . . .
- Insured through AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. Medicaid
- Single female 18 years+ experiencing homelessness or housing instability
- Experiencing a medical condition requiring outpatient care
Participants may be identified at inpatient units in hospitals, emergency departments, nursing homes, skilled rehabs, or community agencies and can be directly referred by these sites or by AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. then determines the level of care and potential participant eligibility.
Once the level of care is approved by AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. and a bed has been confirmed at Hope Has A Home™, a staff member will liaise with the discharging facility.
Hours of Operation
Residential Homes: 24 hours a day / 7 day a week
For inquiries regarding intakes or submissions:
Monday – Friday
9AM – 5PM