Molly Vetter, Program Director
“I have been doing homeless street outreach in Washington DC for over three years. I am very passionate about meeting people where they’re at and ultimately getting folks into housing. I’m currently finishing my Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland. I just got back to DC after a semester in India where I took classes and completed two internships both focused on outreach and housing. I’m really looking forward to being at Charlie’s Place. I have had a relationship with Charlie’s Place for a few years now and I have always been so inspired by its unique community.
The community at Charlie’s Place is so supportive, creative, and passionate and I am thrilled to be part of the team!”
Reggie, Program Manager
The very first time I walked through the doors of Charlie’s Place it was as a client having recently lost a long time job and experiencing homelessness for the first time ever in my life. I knew right away this was a special place it was infectiously welcoming. I wanted to be a part of it. I started as a volunteer and eventually coming on board as staff. Charlie’s Place energizes me, serving others is an amazing and rewarding experience.
John, Floor Coordinator
I am the greatest being raised by a drill sergeant and a compassionate mother they taught me to be both compassionate and authoritarian at the same time.
Dom, Chef and Barber
Hi, my name is Dominique Antonio Ratliff, known as (Dom) the Barber, now cook too of Charlie’s Place. I started of as a client three and a half years ago sitting at the back table. Then one day, Reggie came to me and asked if I can be the barber for the homeless and I said sure that would be great. Fast forward, I’m here now, over came five years of homelessness, still walking heavy with God and Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. Blessed to be alive healthy and working and have my own apartment now. Been there for four months now. I’m a DC artist- rap, dance, and sing. I love what I do and it’s an honor to show God’s Glory each and everyday. May God continue to bless us. God bless everyone!
Nel Van Beusekom – Former Volunteer Nurse
Our nursing program “Healing Hands” is dedicated in the memory one of our most dedicated and long term volunteers, Nel VanBeusekom.
Nel volunteered as a nurse at Charlie’s Place twice a week for 7 years. The clients knew her well and loved her. She was always selfless and honest, making sure the needs of the clients were considered above all. She was a model of conviction, courage and kindness.