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Causes: Health, Health Care

Mission: To break the cycle of homelessness in women with a mental health diagnosis. With stability, support, and guidance these women can get back on their feet and back into society.

Results: We've got a lovely building, but due to financial restraints are having difficulties using it at full capability.

Target demographics: Capable women who were homeless or at the risk of homelessness in the DC metro area.

Direct beneficiaries per year: At least 15

Geographic areas served: Metro DC

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hyacinth's Place is an inspiration and gives hope to those who feel hopeless in a practical manner. The accommodation is of a high standard and the residents are surrounded by peace and beauty. Hats off to the hard working staff and a great team!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering for Hyacinth's place has been extremely rewarding. I've met one-on-one with many of the residents, who have told me their inspirational stories. Each of their journeys has been turbulent, but all were enthusiastic and thankful for the lives they have been forging at Hyacinth's. The staff, especially Executive Director Urla Barrow, are warm and hardworking, and the number of committed volunteers is astounding. How they donate their time is diverse - from landscaping to teaching financial management courses to cooking to organizing fundraising happy hours. I've gotten so much out of volunteering: learning the inner-workings of DC's low-income housing programs, networking and making friends with other volunteers, attending events with advocates who work on diverse housing issues in D.C., and getting to know the inspiring women whose lives have been changed by Hyacinth's.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hyacinth's Place is great organization that help homeless woman regain their strength gives them a second chance in life. when I came inside hyacinths for the first time I was suprised on how beautiful and well kept it was. I walked pass this organization for years never knew what it was. I absolutely admire Ms.Barrows for making her vision come to life and helping these woman in their time of need. May god bless her and everyone at Hyacinths Place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hyacynt's place is a wonderful facility, to help me to become the person I was intended to be. For example it is because of hyacynth's place it has allowed me to pursue my educational goals I am now attending Westwood Coolege in Arlington Va. Because of Hyacynth's place I have received my life back. I am learning to be resposible, learning to get along with others. Now through my Therapist here as well as my addiction counselor, I am learning to love myself as well as others. I'm so thankful for the opportunity of life's goals that hyacyn'ths place is allowing me to continue to grow and helps me to learn to continue to grow on a daily basis. Way to go Hyacynth's place. Just because life throws us some curve balls,does not mean we have to give up on ourselves, There are still people out there who still care about other human beings. Like Hyacynth's place. Thanks to all the staff here. Especially Urla Barrows the Executive Director whom had the vision to help others in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hyacinth's is a modern facility that has given me a place to live. The staff are kind. The groups are interesting and I am so pleased to be a part of this program. When I have a problem there ils always someone here to solve it with me. We are a little family. Hyacinths has taught me to be independent and responsible. There's no place like home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hyacinth's place is a non-profit that is true to its mission. It provides homeless women with a mental health diagnoses the services they need and they do so with dignity and consideration. In spite of the fact that the agency operates on a shoe string budget, it maintains a high standard of service through committed and dedicated volunteers. This agency should be commended for its work and the quality of its services.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a resident who lives at Hyacinth's Place. I have lived here for almost three years. I like this home because it is clean and comfortable. I have an opportunity to be employed by this agency and I am also allowed to cook. I enjoy preparing meals and I love the opportunity I get to interact with the other women. This agency has allowed me a second chance. I have learnt how to budget my money and to take better care of myself. I love the staff and the volunteers at Hyacinth's Place because they help me and allow me an opportunity to be myself.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a resident of Hyacinth's Place. I love the personal touches in our rooms and the way the entire place is decorated. It is very comforting to have the potted plants all around Hyacinths Place and the pictures on the wall that depict the strong women of our generations. These pictures give a person a feeling of warmth and hope when you see all the women that are of this generation like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and others,you see how they have come forward with their life stories,with theilr probles and have risen above all their personal trials to achieve. It is very inspiring and gives one a feeling that they can do all things through God who is the one that gives us strength. Hyacinths is a spiritual place and a place of education and learning through achievement. Thank you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hyacinth's Place is beautiful, the women at the location have the opportunity to socialize with each other in common areas throughout the facility and during their quite time they go to their own private room to relax, watch TV or take a hot shower. Hyacinth's Place gives the women a second chance in life, while attending skill/job training, regular doctor’s treatment appointments; the women feel very secure and motivated about moving forward with their lives

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Recognizing Hyacinth's as a Place that's needed in more communities. Hyacinth's focuses on the needs of the individual from housing to support groups. Their mission is to help the women grow and enter back into the community as functioning independent women.