Welcome to the CHV Advocacy Team webpage. The Advocacy Team is comprised of dozens of volunteers, including retired leaders, analysts, and experts from both the public and private sector. Charted by the CHV Board, the team includes the Board’s Advocacy Steering Committee and a larger Advocacy Corps (mobilized to research issues, lead advocacy campaigns, meet with stakeholders, etc.). CHV and the Advocacy Team have become a trusted and respected voice in the City, working to address some of its most important challenges.
Hill East / Reservation 13: CHV’s Advocacy Team is working to ensure the city develops Hill East as a multi-generational mixed-income neighborhood that is senior-friendly.
Adult Day Health Center with Memory Care: The Advocacy Team, in partnership with ANC 6B and Felice Development, has secured $225,000 to help plan, design, and fundraise for such a center to serve Ward 6 and surrounding neighborhoods.
Home Healthcare Worker Shortfall: In 2017, CHV predicted shortfalls in home healthcare workers. Since then, Advocacy Team members have been conducting research and advocating for solutions, including improving the recruitment, training, certification, and pay of home health care workers.
Support for Seniors: We continue to advocate for senior services in the city’s Comprehensive Plan. We also continue to push for a strong stand-alone “senior strategy” addressing the needs of DC’s growing population of older adults.
For a description of our on-going efforts, please click here.