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Review for Community of Hope, Inc., Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This organization used to help those who were in recovery. Now, they are allowing our women to move out into their own places while they are still using. Unfortunately, they only care about keeping their numbers up by proving they are finding housing for the homeless but most of us are still using drugs and will probably lose our housing within a year but they are calculating this has a successful transition. Thank God I went to my church to get help. Although, I was homeless in a substance abuse transitonal program and received no help for my drug use. They put their money into finding us apartments of which is good but I won't have my apartment long if I can't stop using drugs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

after they got rid of the caring employees they brough in employees that was only interested in getting money for the program but they never spent any money on the part of the organziation that was supposed to help those addicted to drugs. However, they did give all of our own apartments but over half of us have already lost our places because they was no help to help us to stay clean and the name of part of the program was for substance abusers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring in someone who was familiar with addiction to teach us to abstain from drugs or put the drug users in treatment. They moved us around like cattle.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you find this group?

A case manager from Virginia Williams referred me there because I had a drug problem and one of the programs of the organiziation specialized in substance abuse recovery. The entire program was using daily and the staff didn't care. They found us an apartment and moved us out.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Community of Hope didn't have any change in my life. I was trying to save my apartment and I went to my church for help.

Role:  Client Served & I used drugs.