Capitol Hill Group Ministry

Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) is an interfaith coalition of congregations united to serve the social needs of the Capitol Hill community. CHGM provides emergency assistance and comprehensive support to low-income households and homes and at-risk families and individuals.
Point of Contact: Jane Rutherford

Homeless Assistance Response Team (HART)

Winter in DC can be cold, and we’ll be having hypothermia alert nights! Capitol Hill Group Ministry’s Homeless Assistance Response Team (HART) is a group of volunteers who go out on cold nights to check on our unsheltered neighbors.

HART volunteers also go out during late spring, summer, and early fall to take supplies to our homeless neighbors and build relationships. HART members let our unsheltered neighbors know what services are available to them, including the meal program at the Capitol Hill United Methodist Church. We also let them know about Capitol Hill Group Ministry’s daytime hospitality center, Shirley’s Place.

Volunteers with Capitol Hill Group Ministry walk up and down Pennsylvania Avenue SE several evenings a week during the summer and Monday through Friday during the winter; these are called HART walks.

Interested in getting involved or want more details? Contact Abby Sypek, Community Engagement Manager at Capitol Hill Group Ministry, by email or phone: 202-544-0631 x200.