Meet The h3 Project: The Team Working to Provide Supportive Services to Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in MVT

Friday November 18, 2022

MVT CID is committed to providing meaningful supportive services to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. Which is why MVT CID on our stakeholders’ behalf fund and support The h3 Project in its work in Mount Vernon Triangle.  The h3 Project’s vision is “to create a future in which all individuals – regardless of gender, age, race, religion, or sexual orientation – experiencing homelessness and/or human trafficking – are given opportunities to live meaningful and self-directed lives, in homes of their choice, with support and services they need for success.”

The h3 Project team works to assist the unhoused community in MVT with a variety of services like locating their birth certificates (nine so far this year!) and obtaining DC ID paperwork, responding to overdoses, distributing necessary supplies, and administering well-being check-ins. In October alone, Outreach Specialist Alexis Johannessen (pictured above third from the left) successfully secured permanent housing for three individuals previously experiencing homelessness in MVT. Their success is a testament to the team’s tireless efforts to connect with the more vulnerable members of our community in an effort to assist them on their personal journeys to realizing their fullest potential.

As the colder months set in, please be mindful of our more vulnerable neighbors. The h3 Dispatch Line ((833) 439-6757 or (833-h3-Works)) is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm if you are concerned about someone or they are interested in going inside. You can also call Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or the Community Response Team at (202) 673-6495 during off-hours. For more information, read our full Homeless Outreach in Mount Vernon Fact Sheet.