Community of Hope is a D.C.-based nonprofit that works to empower impverished adults and children through their housing, healthcare and educational services. Through their various assistance programs, Community of Hope helps individuals get back on their feet by providing stable homes, educational opportunities, job referrals, counseling and more.

To donate online to Community of Hope, please click here.

To donate to Community of Hope by mail, please send a check payable to “Community of Hope” to: Community of Hope, 4 Atlantic St. SW, Washington D.C. 20032, Attention: Helping Hand.

Read about Community of Hope in The Washington Post:

Mom vowed to change when drugs threatened her family

For one District family, what a difference a year makes

Three local charities partner with The Post to help house the homeless this winter

Community of Hope helped her go from a homeless shelter to a colleger dorm room

The CEO of D.C.’s Community of Hope has devoted her life to helping the homeless

Homestretch helps families and children in the Virginia area break the cycle of poverty through programs that encourage independence. Since its launch in 1990, Homestretch has assisted 1,000 families become self-supporting and productive members of the community. Homestretch’s programs teach individuals how to sustain full-time employment, earn a high school diploma, pay taxes and own a home.

To donate online to Homestretch, please  click here . Once you select your donation amount, select “add to cart” and then select “go to checkout” on the right side of the page. After you have read and agreed to the Terms & Conditions select “pay now.” At the bottom of the next page, please select your designation as “The Washington Post Helping Hand.”

To donate to Homestretch by mail, send a check payble to “Homestretch” to Homestretch, 303 S. Maple Ave. Falls Church, Va. 22046, Attention: Nan Monday. Please note “Helping Hand” on the memo line.

Read more about Homestretch in The Washington Post:

Helping families overcome homelessness and its causes

A Fairfax charity is ready for its close-up

Helping to make homelessness history

With help from Homestretch, girl goes Christmas shopping

‘Everything I do is because I want to be the best parent’

Sasha Bruce Youthwork was founded in 1974 and works to create a better tomorrow for young people in the Washington, D.C. community. Sasha Bruce Youthwork provides services that range from finding youth a safe place to live, sharing information on educational and career opportunities and creating stable family environments.

To donate to Sasha Bruce Youthwork, please click here. Please note the option to designate your donation underneath the payment information. Please select your designation as “Washington Post Helping Hand”

To donate to Sasha Bruce Youthwork by mail, send a check payable to “Sasha Bruce Youthwork” to Sasha Bruce Youthwork, 741 Eighth St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Attention: James Beck. Please note “Helping Hand” on the memo line.

Read about Sasha Bruce Youthwork in The Washington Post:

Teens facing the streets find a warm embrace

Troubled teens find a lifeline at Sasha Bruce Youthwork

A little bit of Seoul for a once-homeless District youth

Helping to make homelessness history

Warm gestures on a cold night

Plugging back in after dropping out of high school

Please note, by selecting to make a donation in the name of The Washington Post Helping Hand, the donor is authorizing the selected nonprofit to share the donor’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and donation amount with The Washington Post for the purpose of acknowledging individual donations.