Anne Frank House, a nonprofit organization providing housing to formerly homeless people with mental health issues in Washington D.C., turns 30 this year. The organization, which was founded in 1987 by members of Adas Israel Congregation in Cleveland Park, currently house 10 clients, all in individual apartment units, in Wards 3 and 4. The DC Council issued a resolution in May (pictured) honoring Anne Frank House, and it was presented at Adas Israel on June 17.
“Anne Frank House’s years of success –and the expansion of the number of supportive housing units they are able to provide – is due to the dedication and passion of its all-volunteer board and the commitment of its professional partners,” DC Councilmember Mary Cheh told Kol HaBirah. “Anne Frank House’s strong network of volunteers build caring, one-on-one relationships with clients, thus providing them with a strong sense of security, self-reliance, and belonging in the community. They are an invaluable community partner and a vital resource for those experiencing homelessness in Ward 3.”
By Sue Ducat