Community Based Programs

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“I know there is strength in the differences between us.
I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”


– Ani DiFranco 
Grammy Award Wining Singer and Songwriter

The most successful communities are vibrant, cohesive, and caring. At CHD, we work to strengthen communities by bringing vital services and programs to people “where they live.” Our entire organization is dedicated to providing care that is personal, excellent, and accessible to all. Each of our community-based programs addresses a vital need and serves a unique population.

CHD’s community based programs include:

Cancer House of Hope

CHD’s Cancer House of Hope is a welcoming, supportive haven for people with cancer, their families and friends. Within its walls, cancer patients will find emotional, educational, social, and spiritual support services – all provided free of charge. Staffed by volunteers and professionals who have personally experienced cancer in their lives, Cancer House of Hope provides comfort, support and a sense of community.  Learn more

Disability Resources

CHD’s Disability Resources program was created to serve individuals of all ages with physical or visual disabilities. Through a variety of activities, from adaptive sports and recreational outings to social gatherings and educational events, we seek to enhance the self-confidence, interactive skills and physical abilities of program participants. Learn more

HIV/AIDS Law Consortium

HIV/AIDS Law Consortium works to preserve the legal and human rights of individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. The Consortium addresses legal issues concerning housing, benefits, domestic relations, illegal disclosure of HIV-status, discrimination, ID theft, credit issues, consumer protection, and estate planning  issues, including the execution of wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies and guardianships.  Learn more

Not Bread Alone

Nourishing our neighbors who are hungry is one of the primary moral mandates of a just society. CHD’s Not Bread Alone is a community meal program that provides free homemade, hot meals and groceries to anyone in need.  Learn more

Single Room Occupancy

The cost of housing today has become unaffordable for many people, especially those on fixed incomes, who often must pay up to 80% of their incomes on rent alone. CHD’s Single Room Occupancy program provide support services to low-income, rooming house tenants who lack strong social supports, by promoting housing stabilization, food security, improved physical and mental health, and community networking to help prevent homelessness and improve quality of life.  Learn more