Home First Residences

2501 18th St. NE. Washington, DC 20018

Phone: (202) 635-9384

Email: lfuller@seaburyresources.org

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The Home First Residences (HFR) provides community-supported, housing programs for at-risk older adults living in Northeast Washington, DC. HFR's programs focus on older adults most in need, whether through limited physical capacity, poverty, homelessness, or lack of family or other social support. Home First operates three homes that provide shared housing for low-income elderly adults in NE Washington, DC. The residential homes are Pleasant Hill, House of Togetherness, and Andrus House, each with different levels of support for residents.

History

HFR started in 1981 when representatives from 10 Catholic churches in Wards 4 and 5 in Washington, DC saw a need to help low-income DC seniors find affordable living alternatives. The group's research pointed to a pressing need for safe, affordable housing for both active and frail elders. As a result, the churches began operating three residential homes for low-income seniors. They called the organization Christian Communities Group Homes, which is now Seabury Resources for Aging, Home First Residences.

Lifestyle

Andrus House and House of Togetherness

Andrus House and House of Together are independent living homes on large properties within walking distance to the Model Cities senior wellness center, which offers free services designed to promote healthy lifestyles. The residents have found a refugee in Seabury Home First Residences. Active and independent, many of the residents still find the time to volunteer, work, and enjoy their lives with access to Home First staff assistance.

Pleasant Hill

A licensed Community Residential Facility (CRF), Pleasant Hill is under the District of Columbia's Department of Health and provides each resident with their own room. They are aided by staff who are on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The services that Home First provides are 3 nutritous meals and a snack each day, laundry and house cleaning, medication administration, and assistance with activities of daily living.

 

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Living Spaces

Andrus House -- Universally Designed Independent Living

This home moves beyond accessibility, incorporating innovative design that allows seniors of all ability levels to live with independence. The home offers private bedrooms for six residents, shared common living spaces, affordable rent that includes utilities, and staff support.

House of Togetherness – Independent Living

This home for independent seniors offers five private bedrooms and shared common living spaces on two floors and a one bedroom apartment with a private entrance on one floor.

Hear from one of our resident's at House of Togetherness:

"I had nowhere to go. I didn't want to burden my children and I couldn't afford to live alone. This home has been a blessing."

 

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