Community of Hope (COH) at Conway Health and Resource Center


Community of Hope
Washington, DC

For over 30 years the Community of Hope (COH) has provided hope and stability to the low income and homeless of Washington, DC. They strive to meet the needs of underserved neighborhoods by generating the tools for a productive and meaningful future through healthcare, housing and education. In 2012 Community of Hope was awarded The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the Washington Post.

Their recently opened Conway Health and Resource Center in the Bellevue neighborhood east of the river in DC is the third and largest of Community of Hope’s health centers. A federally qualified health center, it offers a full range of services including Medical, Behavioral, Dental, and the first mammography unit in Ward 8 (due to a partnership with Breast Care for Washington) to the uninsured and underinsured.

Fitzgerald Fine Arts (FFA) assisted in creating an atmosphere of calm familiarity and compassion. By utilizing the varied and talented artists of the Anacostia and Washington art community, FFA brought together images reflecting the cultural and colorful history of the area. Well represented are works of art from “Life Pieces to Masterpieces”, an organization of young, disadvantaged, African American men and boys, who encourage their participants to invest in the arts. Local schools also have an opportunity to exhibit their students’ art through a rotating gallery on the first floor of the Conway Health and Resource Center.

  • ZGF, Architects, Washington, DC
  • Perkins and Will, Interiors, Washington, DC
  • 50,000 square feet community health center
  • Opened January, 2014