Through The Noise
August 8, 2016
Karen Cunningham of the Capitol Hill Group Ministry on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC Through Empowerment
Through the Noise #199
Karen Cunningham // Executive Director // Capitol Hill Group Ministry
Karen Cunningham of the Capitol Hill Group Ministry joins us to talk about their work to help people get and maintain safe and stable housing in Washington, DC. The CHGM has been working to empower individuals in the Capitol Hill area of DC since 1967 when it was formed by a number of congregations in the area aiming to collaborate on social justice issues. Ms. Cunningham’s interest in this field started as a child when she was inspired to run a canned food drive to help those less fortunate in her community. We learn about the District (of Columbia)’s ambitious plan to eradicate homelessness among veterans, individuals, and families and get down to the nitty-gritty details of managing an nonprofit. Don’t miss the discussion on the importance of staying focused on your organization’s strategic plan and pursuing programs that contribute to those long-term goals.
Karen Cunningham is the executive director of Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM). She has worked in nonprofit management and provided legal and social services for domestic violence survivors and homeless individuals and families for more than fifteen years.
CHGM is a non-sectarian, independent nonprofit that provides empowering human services to help homeless and at-risk individuals and families on Capitol Hill and across the District of Columbia access and maintain safe and stable housing.