Anne Frank House has developed an efficient, low-cost model for providing permanent supportive housing – without government grants or paid staff – and with low client turnover. We measure success by clients receiving needed support services and remaining mentally stable and self-reliant while living in the community.
Slow and steady growth. By growing gradually and serving a small number of clients within our capacity and resources.
Effective volunteer board. By recruiting board members with a passion for ending homelessness and expertise in real estate, social services and nonprofit management.
Strong partnerships. By building cooperative working relationships with social service providers such as Friendship Place.
Property acquisition. By acquiring condominiums and leasing rental properties within our budget.
Fundraising. By consistently raising a significant portion of our operating budget from individual donors, foundations and corporate supporters.
Community education. By building community awareness about homelessness and raising funds through mini-walks and presentations to area schools, including the Adas Israel Religious School and the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital.