Becoming a Member
Capitol Hill Village offers the following opportunities:
* Social Activities: a range of social, cultural, wellness and hobby activities
run by members. There are social activities daily.
* Educational Programs: wellness, current events, technology training, and other
issues. Formats, themes and frequencies vary, but CHV averages more than one educational program a week.
* Civic Engagement: Seniors volunteer across the community, on advisory boards, with
community members, and conduct hands on projects from gardening to home repairs,
to tutoring and cultural documentation.
* Volunteer Services: CHV members benefit from a range of volunteer services including
driving, technology assistance, household help, errand running, legal and financial
advising and more. Social members do not receive volunteer services.
* Care Services: Capitol Hill Village has professional social workers and a cohort
of trained volunteers who coordinate care for seniors, ensure in-home safety, and
provide assistance, support and resources to families. Social members do not receive Care Services.
Capitol Hill Village is open to anyone residing within our service boundaries: H
Street NE to M Street SE; North and South Capitol Streets to 19th Street, SE and
NE. There is no age limit. There are three types of membership
Regular members pay dues to cover services and referrals provided by Capitol Hill
Village, as well as program and administrative expenses. Costs are $530 for individuals
and $800 for households.
Social members access the social and educational programs but do access care services,
vetted vendors or volunteer services. Fees are $530 for individuals and $800 for
households and the dues amount may be listed as a federal tax charitable deduction.
Individuals who need immediate Care Services and are just joining CHV are considered
urgent members. Members qualify as urgent members through an assessment to determine
their level of need. Assessments in this category are given each year until Care
Service needs are reduced.
Capitol Hill Village has reduced fees for moderate and low income community members.
Eligibility for reduced fees begins at annual income of $48,000 or lower. Home
investments are not considered in eligibility.
Is Capitol Hill Village Right for You?
* Retired and seeking new friends and activities
a monthly calendar of events and activities, including lectures, theater and
museum visits, potluck suppers, walks, book club gatherings; volunteer opportunities
that lead to new friendships
* Getting older and in need of occasional help so you can stay in your own home
in-home assistance with daily chores; referral to professional Home Care Assistance
professionals; transportation to and from appointments of any sort technical advice
and assistance with computers, TVs, and other electronic equipment
* Health, Social & Long-term care navigation
assistance to members and their families at critical moments to provide care
navigation and expert advice on health, social, and long-term care needs
* Single and living alone
regular social and cultural programs; opportunities to meet new people who
share your interests; help with tasks around the house too big to handle alone
* Don’t want to bother friends and family with routine requests for help
“Rise and Shine” program that partners members who share a daily check-in phone
call; convenience services of any sort when you are unable to keep up with multiple
commitments, family emergencies, out-of-town travel, or other circumstances
* Value the advice and counsel of knowledgeable friends and associates
informative talks and lectures on a variety of topics; informed discussions
on matters pertaining to aging and retirement; legal and medical advice and advocacy
* Recently moved to Capitol Hill
a variety of opportunities for meeting your new neighbors; advice on professional
services, including plumbers, electricians, roofers, etc.; information on the many
organizations and activities available on the Hill, including the Library of Congress,
the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Southeast DC Library, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop,
the Atlas Theater, and many others
Do You Need Services Immediately?
If you are not currently a member but have health, household or family crisis and need immediate support, you can join as an Urgent Member. Urgent Members are given a professional assessment to determine their needs and pay an elevated rate of $800 for individuals and $1200 for households. To learn more, contact CHV offices directly at (202) 543 1778.
How do we define urgency? CHV staff will assess new members needing care services to determine the urgency of their needs. An assessment will be given annually until the member no longer needs care services. The process is thus: new members receive a 30-60 minute overview about Capitol Hill Village and determine whether or not they are interested in joining. If they are interested in joining and need care service, CHV staff will conduct an intake assessment that includes a home visit. Factors that are measured to determine the urgency of need include: physical home environment and safety, cognitive state, physical and mental health issues, nutrition, mobility, and other factors.
Resources and Referrals for the Broader Community
Capitol Hill Village will make its resource and referral services available to non-members for $75 an hour, beginning April 1, 2016. These services are available for any resident within our boundaries—such as a seniors whose children may or may not live on Capitol Hill, or an adult child who lives on Capitol Hill but whose parents do not. This service is provided on an “as available” basis. The services will be scheduled and coordinated, not provided on a drop-in basis or in crisis (e.g., family is being discharged from the hospital today).
Services may include the following:
1. Resources and referrals for legal, medical, health, documents. This includes explanations, referrals and articles, etc. It can also include connections/introductions to service providers. It may include research on providers outside of DC.
2. Senior family planning: working with families to facilitate family conversations, provide counseling services and referrals/recommendations. This may include a home visit (on Capitol Hill), research on resources outside DC, facilitation among various family members.
3. Transition Planning: Support to families whose members are going from hospital to rehabilitation facility, or from rehabilitation to long-term nursing care, or from home to assisted living.
These new methods are meant to provide services for Capitol Hill residents across
the community in new and dynamic ways. It will put Capitol Hill Village in a position
to expand dialogue about longevity and aging in community.
How to Join
To become a member of Capitol Hill Village by mail, print and complete the Membership Application Form and return it to the office with your payment.
Capitol Hill Village
725 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
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|Individual Membership $530/year ...
$800-individual or $1200-household. Please contact CHV offices if you need to
join with urgency. We will guide you through this process. Phone us at (202) 543 1778.
|Individual Social Memberships $530/year ...
This membership is tax deductible with no access to service and referrals.
|Household Memberships $800/year ...
|Household Social Memberships $800/year ...
This membership is tax deductible with no access to service and referrals.
Subsidized Members Financial
To ensure inclusivity, Capitol Hill Village has sliding-scale subsidized membership,and
established the Stephen C. Rogers Memorial Fund. Please see the last page of the
membership applicatio, available at teh upper tight hand corner of this page, for
information on income guidelines and fees.]
CHV's Executive Director administers the program. The Board of Directors requires that the Executive Director review documents (e.g. most recent tax forms) to establish proof of eligibility. This information is confidential.