Save the Date! Benefit Night at Mr. Henry's, 7/16!

Instead of our traditional Community Night in July, Mr. Henry's Restaurant will be hosting a Happy Hour fundraiser for CHGM on Thursday, 7/16, from 5-8pm!

 

Come to Mr. Henry's newly renovated Henry's Upstairs for a Happy Hour with free appetizers. Drinks will be sold at standard prices, with 75% of those proceeds going towards CHGM.  Stick around after the Happy Hour for Mr. Henry's weekly live Bluegrass performance. It's sure to be a great event for a great cause, so please try to come out! 


 
RSVP is appreciated, but not required. 

 

For more information, contact Whitney Parnell at parnell@chgm.net.

Tips to Support our Homeless Neighbors during the Hot Summer Months 

SC Volunteers w/ Water Last month, with support from the Capitol Hill Community Foundation and the ANC 6C, CHGM trained its first batch of Homeless Assistance Response Team (HART) volunteers to support our homeless neighbors through evening street outreach during these summer months. As it continues to get hotter during this season, there are things that many of us can do to make sure that our homeless neighbors stay safe.


 
Here are some important notes regarding the hot weather:

  • When the temperature reaches a heat index of 95 or higher DC will issue a Heat Emergency. Individuals are encouraged to go inside an air conditioned space or a cooling center. 
  • Hyperthermia is elevated body temperature that occurs when a body produces or absorbs too much heat. It is considered a medical emergency. Signs and symptoms include disorientation, dehydration (including not sweating in weather conditions that would warrant it), and exhaustion.
  • If someone appears to be experiencing hypothermia, or is in distress, please don't hesitate to call 911.

For more information about DC's Heat Emergency Plan, click here.

 

If you would like to be more involved in supporting our unsheltered homeless neighbors, email volunteer@chgm.net to join our HART team. 

Point in Time Count Results Released

The results of the 2015 annual Point In Time Count have been released.

 

The count revealed 7,298 people experiencing homelessness on the night of January 28th. This number depicts our "literally homeless" neighbors, which includes individuals and families who were unsheltered, staying in emergency shelters, and staying in Transitional Housing.  One bright spot in the results was a 5.8% decrease in individuals experiencing homelessness since the count in 2014. 


 
In addition to literally homeless neighbors, the census also revealed 4,415 individuals and 2,016 families residing in Permanent Support Housing, Rapid Rehousing, or other permanent housing for people who were homeless before entering those programs.

 

While we have made some progress towards ending homelessness, we still have work to do. CHGM is excited to continue working with providers and members of our community to seek solutions. For more information about the 2015 Point In Time Count results, check out the attachment on The Community Partnership's Facts and Figures page.

"Serving the Community, One Neighbor at a Time"