Champions of Change
For nearly four decades Carol Fennelly has been a voice for dispossessed and forgotten people in the nation’s capital. For 17 years she worked and lived at the Community for Creative Non-Violence homeless shelters creating innovative programs and affecting public policy on homeless and housing issues. In 1998 as the District’s Lorton Correctional Institution was closing and thousands of DC prisoners were being shipped far from home, Carol started Hope House to help fathers in prison stay connected to their children and families. Through Hope House’s Father to Child Programs, thousands of fathers have been able to play an important role in the lives of their children, even from behind bars.