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The Whipper Home 
is about helping!

Ionia R. Whipper Home has been in existence for decades with its previous desires of sheltering Unwed mothers and abused females ranging from age 12-21. Howard University Medical School graduate, Dr. Ionia Rollin Whipper is the founder of this historic home. Due to the growing number of homeless families in the District of Columbia, there has been a significant increase in the number of young mothers between the ages of 20-25 who are homeless and entering the shelter system. In response to this crisis, Edgewood/Brookland Family Support, in partnership with the Ionia R. Whipper Home, is resuming programming at the historic 2000 Channing Street, NE property.

The Whipper Home transforms the lives of homeless women and their children by providing a holistic solution of safe housing, critical services and ground-breaking programs they need to succeed on their own – so the women can regain their independence and their children can look forward to a brighter future.

The Whipper Home understands that providing basic subsistence – food and shelter – is necessary but not sufficient to prevent most homeless families from becoming homeless again. 

Our mission

To provide comprehensive crisis housing, family support and workforce development services for women in transition. 

Our essence

At our core, the Whipper Home operates on Imagination, Individuality, Inclusivity, & Impact.

Our promise

To provide love, care, and hope to women and their family in need.

Our Vision

To provide a safe haven and pathway for women promoting stability and self-sufficiency to enable long term success.

Our Fearless Team

Our Board of Directors come from a variety of professional backgrounds.

We establish strategic partnerships with people and organizations who have a passion for humanity.

Ernestine Miles - MPA, NPMP

My vision for the Ionia R Whipper home is to build a better community through compassion and advocacy.

Deborah Bradley

It is with great hope and optimism that we can be a strong force for equality and social justice.

Executive Team

Sharon Crytzer

Program Specialist

Patricia Waller

Funding Specialist

Constance Lindsay

Contact Us.

2000 Channing Street N.E., Washington, DC 20018
main tel : 202.269.0347
email: [email protected]