THE KENNEDY SHORT TERM FAMILY HOUSING (STFH) is the first model homeless program of its kind to be established in the District of Columbia. It provides emergency and temporary housing as well as comprehensive supportive services to over 450 homeless children and their families in DC’s Ward 4 each year. Services include intensive case management and employment support, counseling, parent education, life skills and ABE/GED instruction, housing searches, and employment.
Referred by the DC Department of Human Services (DHS), residents are given the opportunity to get back on their feet after an economic crisis, gain self-sufficiency, and obtain stable, permanent housing in the community. Over 65 volunteers provide children and their families with learning and recreational activities, holiday parties, and a host of additional essential services.