Join us! Capitol Hill Village (CHV) is a community group that supports longevity on Capitol Hill. CHV engages with older adults to help them stay socially engaged, continually learning, safe and connected.

We support families with aging members through education, resources, and referrals. This is achieved through the work of a few staff and hundreds of volunteers. Our connection to aging experts and volunteers help to support living independently as we age. We offer a host of activities for members to be an active part of making Capitol Hill the greatest place on earth to live a long life.

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Membership in CHV is a two-way street. 90% of activities and programs depend on members and volunteers to design and coordinate. The point of being a member is staying involved in your community. So, as you contemplate all the aspects of memberships — remember that contributing to the community is one of the benefits.

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Membership Categories (updated April 1, 2024)

CHV has two tiers of membership, Membership and Membership Plus, with different fees and different benefits. Membership term is one year.


Entitles members to access 25+ Affinity Groups, programs and events, Goodwill and Hazmat pick-ups, vetted vendors, volunteer-provided services, and Care Services on a fee-for-service basis.

Membership Plus

ALL Membership benefits, PLUS Care Services included.

Note for new members: There is a waiting period of up to 90 days for Care Services, depending upon capacity, at any given time.

Urgent Membership

Entitles individuals who have not been members in the prior year to join and immediately access care services. Requests for Urgent Membership will be evaluated for level of need and accepted based on the capacity of Care Services to meet the level of need identified.

Subsidized Membership

CHV will not turn anyone away for inability to pay so please contact us if you need more information. Subsidized membership is only available at the Membership Plus level. Subsidized Membership members are entitled to the all of the same services as full-pay members.

(The April 2024 CHV News has a full explanation of how the new membership structure relates to the prior structure.)

Membership Type

Affinity GroupsSocial & Education
& Referrals
MembershipFee-for-ServiceFee-for-Service$405/individual $810/household$35/individual $70/household
Membership Plus$625/individual $1,250/household$55/individual $110/household
Urgent Membership$925/individual $1,850/householdMust be paid in full
Subsidized Membership$125-$500 depending on income$12-$45/individual
Care Services Fees for Service$136/hourAnnual Fee-for-Service Cap: $680/per member, $1,360/household

CHV Supports Residents At All Income Levels With Our Subsidized Membership

The Jon Genderson Memorial Fund

The Jon Genderson Memorial Fund helps ensure that any resident of Capitol Hill can join, participate and benefit from Capitol Hill Village without regard to income. While we do our best to contribute to the well-being of all older adults in the CHV footprint, there is so much more to be gained for us and for them when individuals join as members.

What Does the Genderson Fund Support?

Subsidized Membership dues for older adults on Capitol Hill who face financial hardship and provide resources if they cannot afford something they need for their health and safety.

Download, Print, and Complete this Application and Send or Email to our Director of Membership and Outreach

Questions? Call our office at 202-543-1778 and speak with our Director of Membership.