Dear Friends,

About usIt is with great joy, a deep compassion for the poor and an awesome feeling of gratitude to all who support the work of our mission that I warmly welcome you to KEYS for the Homeless Foundation-online!

We live in a time when communities throughout our Nation are seeking to implement responsible, sustainable and collaborative solutions addressing some of our most serious social and economic problems. Homelessness may seem like an unsolvable problem, and while the causes are complicated, we are actively responding with new solutions for effecting postive change in our communities.  We know of the trends largely responsible for the rise in homelessness-the lack of affordable housing, a rise in poverty and unaffordable health care. We know that painful and difficult choices are made in the lives of the poor when limited resources can only be stretched so far and basic necessities become even more difficult to own.

Over the past 20 years, we have formed productive relationships with more than 65 non-profit organizations providing homeless services serving the Greater Washington, DC region, and provide immediate and direct support to individual men, women and children.  As President & Founder, i listened to the strains and difficulties among diverse sectors for managing our communities resources and recognized the urgency for building an online HUB SERVER.  The dynamic features offer immediate solutions for improving our communities.  KEYS carefully manages and stewards contributions donated by members of our vast hospitality industry, retailers and other concerned businesses to those who are transitioning from homelessness and poverty to self-sufficiency. We believe that basic household goods are essential in facilitating progress towards an independent, productive and stable future. A safe, secure home environment is KEY to ending homelessness. Our work is fortified by the support of our community, endowed by faith in the power of social justice, strengthened by the spirit of dedicated volunteers and blessed by the special grace of family and friends!

The brilliance of technology connects us all so rapidly into a system capable of communicating our hopes, our life stories, our accomplishments and our sufferings. A login password immediately opens the door for you to connect with others in transforming our communities. 

KEYS embodies a compassionate hope for a brighter future for us all. Through the KEYS HUB SERVER, we serve and act as an inspired conduit and spark an innovative way for giving and receiving in our community.

Call/ email/post a note on our Message Board--we look forward to hearing from you!   


President & Founder
Valerie Guste Johnson

Virginia Linen
Adobe Foundation
JBG Companies
Nixon Peabody
The W.O'Neil Foundation
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation
The Hay-Adams
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Fairmont Corporation
Share Fund
Stuart Dean Co., Inc
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
The Greater Washington Community Foundation
OMX Office Movers Express
OMX Office Movers Express
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