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Resources

The following selected resources may be helpful when dealing with displacement, loss of housing, hunger, or homelessness.

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Resources by category:

Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place
(202) 364-1419
4713 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 20016

The Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place is a drop-in center. The program offers a medical clinic, supportive services, psychiatric care, and case management for the homeless. The program is open Monday 12:30am – 4pm and Tuesday- Friday from 1pm-3pm. The program is closed daily 11:30am-1pm. The Health Clinic is open on Monday 12:30pm-4pm and Wednesday 8:30am-11: 30am. The Psychiatric Clinic is open Thursday from 1pm-4pm.

Harriet Tubman Emergency Women’s Shelter
(202) 547-1925
DC General Campus, 1900 Massachusetts Ave. SE Building #9, 20003

Clients can participate in the day program only if they stay in the shelter the night before. Harriet Tubman’s Day Program focuses on life skills training for women. The day program is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 3:30pm.

Miriam’s Kitchen
(202) 452-8926
2401 Virginia Avenue NW, 20037

Miriam’s Kitchen is a day program that offers art therapy, creative writing workshops, yoga sessions, mental health support groups, resume assistance, case management breakfast, light lunch, and dinner. The program provides services Monday-Friday, 6:30-9:45am and 2:30-5:45pm. Open on Wednesday from 6:30am-9:45am and noon-5:45 pm. The program is open every single weekday, regardless of weather, holidays or special events. The program does not require ID.

N Street Village- Bethany Women’s Center
(202) 939-2060
1333 N Street (14th and N Street), NW 20005

Bethany Women’s Center is a drop-in program that offers women safe respite from the streets. Bethany Women’s Center is open 365 days a year. Hours of operation are 7:30am to 4pm Monday – Friday. The program is open from 9am to 4pm on weekends and holidays. Women receive breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon snacks; access to showers and bathrooms, laundry machines, a clothing closet, case management, addiction counseling, and employment training. Women also participate in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, book groups, beauty sessions, health education presentations and additional services.

Rachael’s Women’s Center
(202) 682-1005
1222 11th Street (11th and M Street), NW, 20001

Women can receive breakfast, lunch and showers. They can use the laundry and computers. The Center also offers intensive case management, social activities, field trips, and free legal services. In addition, participants can take part in educational groups such as life skills and women’s health. The Center also provides substance abuse and recovery support. Rachael’s Women’s Center is open from 7am – 4pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and on Tuesdays from 7am -2:30pm. On Saturdays the program is open from 9am – 3pm. Holidays the program is open 8am – 4pm. No ID needed.

Thrive DC
(202) 737-9311
1525 Newton Street, NW Suite G1, 20010

The program offers breakfast, dinner, shower services, laundry services, mail services, telephone services, prescription assistance, computer access and emergency clothing assistance. Open Monday-Friday from 8:30-6pm.

Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place
(202) 364-1419
4713 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 20016

The Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place is a drop-in center. The program offers a medical clinic, supportive services, psychiatric care, and case management for the homeless. The program is open Monday 8:30am-4pm and Tuesday- Friday from 8:30am-3pm. The program is closed daily 11:30am-1:00pm. The Health Clinic is open on Monday 1pm-4pm and Wednesday 9am-11: 30am. The Psychiatric Clinic is open Thursday from 1pm-4pm.

Miriam’s Kitchen 
(202) 452-8926
2401 Virginia Avenue NW, 20037

Miriam’s Kitchen is a day program that offers art therapy, creative writing workshops, yoga sessions, mental health support groups, resume assistance, case management breakfast, light lunch, and dinner. The program provides services Monday-Friday, 6:30-9:45am and 2:30-5:45pm. Open on Wednesday from 6:30am-9:45am and 12pm-5:45 pm. The program is open every single weekday, regardless of weather, holidays or special events. The program does not require ID.

The Father McKenna Center
19 “Eye” Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

The McKenna Center is a drop-in center for men. The program offers breakfast, lunch, shower services (8:30am-10:45am), laundry services (Monday- Friday), mail services, clothing services (Tuesday 8:30am), telephone services, HIV/AIDS testing, drug placement and alcohol placement. The program is open Monday- Friday 8am-1pm.

Thrive DC
(202)737-9311
1525 Newton Street, NW Suite G1, 20010

The program offers breakfast, shower services, laundry services, mail services, telephone services, prescription assistance, computer access and emergency clothing assistance. Open Monday-Friday from 8:30-6pm

CCNV (Community for Creative Non-Violence)
(202) 393-1909
425 Mitch Snyder Place (2nd Street) “2nd and D”, NW, 20001

Open 24 hours a day. Offices open from 9am-5pm. Referrals are not needed, but call for information about intake. Dinner is served for residents only. ID is required.

Harriet Tubman Emergency Women’s Shelter
(202) 547-1924
DC General Campus, 1900 Massachusetts Avenue SE Building #9, 20003

Intake begins at 7pm on a first come, first serve basis. The Harriet Tubman staff will call the Shelter Hotline to find shelter space for women who do not obtain beds or cots. Dinner is provided.  Open from 7pm- 7am. No ID is required to stay at the shelter.

John Young Center
(202) 639-8469
119 D Street, NW, 20001

The shelter is open from 7pm-7am. Dinner is provided.

Nativity Shelter for Women
(202) 487-2012
6010 Georgia Ave, NW, 20011

The shelter opens at 7pm and closes at 7am. A bed/cot and meal are provided to clients. Case management and social services are available upon request.

Open Door
(202) 639-8093
425 2nd Street, NW, 20001

Shelter opens at 4pm. Open Door requires women to be in line by 7:30pm for beds, and beds are available at 8pm.  Dinner is served at 5:30pm. No ID is needed but is preferred.

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224

Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

D-A-S-H
(202) 742-1728

The District Alliance for Safe Housing provides relief to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, through emergency and long-term safe housing, and innovative homelessness prevention services.  They explain the housing protections allowed under DC and federal law. The organization advocates on behalf of their clients to prevent homelessness as a result of the violence they may have experienced. For more information, visit www.dashdc.org.

House of Ruth
(202) 667-7001

For housing at House of Ruth, complete an application between the hours of 5pm and 6:30pm on Monday or Thursday at Madison Program, 651 10th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. For more information, visit www.houseofruth.org.

My Sister’s Place
(202) 529-5991

The program offers resources for emergency shelter, transitional housing, programs for children, employment assistance, mental health, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.  For more information, visit www.mysistersplacedc.org.

801 East Men’s Emergency Shelter
(202) 561-4014
801 East Building, 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, 20032
(St. Elizabeths Hospital Campus)

801 East Men’s Shelter offers a bed, hot meal and access to a case manager. The Emergency Shelter is open from 7pm to 7am daily. No ID needed.

Adams Place Emergency Shelter
(202) 832-8317
2210 Adams Place (near NY Ave and Bladensburg Road), NE, 20018

Adams Place offers clients a bed, hot meal, a shower, and a case manager. Intake begins at 7pm (individuals start lining up at 6 pm). The shelter closes at 7am the next morning. Substance abuse meetings are offered Monday and Wednesday between 8:15pm and 9:15 pm.

CCNV (Community for Creative Non-Violence)
(202) 393-1909
425 Mitch Snyder Place, 20001 (2nd Street) “2nd and D”, NW, 20001

The shelter is open 24 hours a day. The office is open from 9am – 5pm. Referrals are not needed to receive a bed. Potential residents must call for information about intake. Dinner is served for residents only.  ID is required.

Central Union Mission
(202) 745-7118
1350 R Street NW, 20009

Central Union Mission is open 24 hours a day. Those interested in receiving services must arrive by 1pm with a picture ID. Once given a bed, participants are expected not to leave until the following day. Clients staying the night cannot exit and re-enter. Dinner is provided

New York Avenue Housing Assistance Center
(202) 832-2359
1355 New York Avenue, NE, 20002

New York Avenue Emergency Shelter offers a bed, hot meal, shower, clothing and access to a case manager. Intake begins at 7pm each night, and the shelter closes at 7am the next morning. Dinner is served between the hours of 7:30pm – 9:30pm. ID is required. Snacks are offered in the morning.

Christ House
(202) 328-1100
1717 Columbia Road, NW, 20009

Christ House is a 24-hour residential medical facility for homeless men and women. Christ House offers case management and substance abuse treatment. Patients suffer from a variety of illnesses and injuries. Patients are admitted to Christ House from area hospitals, shelters, clinics, and medical outreach projects. The average length of a stay varies depending on condition of the patient. No referral is required. Persons interested should call before arriving to see if they are eligible for the program.

Joseph’s House
1730 Lanier Pl, NW, 20009
(202) 265-7174

Joseph’s House is a residential community for homeless men and women living with terminal diseases. The Center specializes in serving people suffering with advanced AIDS. The center’s office hours are from 9am – 5pm Monday- Friday. The staff is bilingual (Spanish/English).

Miriam’s House
(202) 939-2076
1333 N Street, NW, 20005

Miriam’s House serves homeless women who are living with HIV and AIDS. At Miriam’s House, women live together and work on managing and improving their physical health while addressing other self-sufficiency goals. Goals can include addiction recovery, mental wellness, education, employment, income, and long-term housing. Each resident has a private bedroom. Monthly rent is 30% of each resident’s income. Eligible residents must have an HIV+ diagnosis and be connected to a primary care physician. The program requires participation in Case Management, periodic meetings, and activities. To see if you are a potential client, “Get Acquainted Sessions” are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at Bethany Women’s Center (1333 N Street, NW 20005). Please arrive no later than 9am to line up in Bethany Women’s Center. At 9am, staff will sign up the first person in line. The Get Acquainted Session will take place the same day at 10am. Please plan on 30 minutes for your meeting.

Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
(202) 526-0017
33 N Street, NE, 20002

Intake hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-4pm. Serves as the intake center for emergency shelters and housing for homeless families in the District of Columbia. Families seeking emergency assistance and housing are screened to determine if they are eligible for temporary emergency housing. Other services provided at the site include employment placement and assistance for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients.

Calvary Women’s Shelter
(202) 678-2341
1217 Good Hope Rd SE Washington, DC 20020

Calvary Women’s Shelter welcomes all women in need of housing. The shelter offers meals, showers, social services, a psychiatrist, job assistance, counseling, life skills programs, and support groups. To put your name on the waiting list for this program, please come in person to the address above between 3pm and 4pm on
Monday –Friday.

N Street Village – Luther Place Night Shelter
(202) 939-2060 or (202)387-5464
1333 N Street (14th and N Street), NW, 20005

Luther Place Night Shelter provides temporary night shelter. Residents focus on gaining stability, access to income and housing resources. Luther Place is open 4pm – 7:30am on weekdays and 4pm- 9am on weekends. Each resident is provided with a bed and small storage space. Dinner is served nightly. The program requires participation in Case Management, weekly community meeting, activities, and chores. Interested persons attend a “Get Acquainted Session.” Clients must arrive no later than 9 am to line up in Bethany Women’s Center (1333 N Street, NW 20005). At 9 am, staff will sign up the first person in line. The Get Acquainted Session will take place the same day at 10:00am. Please plan on 30 minutes for your meeting.

N Street Village – Transitional Housing
(202) 939-2056
1333 N Street (14th and N Street), NW, 20005

The program provides services to women in addiction recovery who are working on maintaining healthy functioning and sobriety while pursuing their self-sufficiency goals. Residents must be in recovery from drug or alcohol use, with a minimum 6 months clean time at entry. Residents live in studios or shared apartments, and pay rent. Monthly rent ranges between $369 and $650. The staff members help residents to find independent housing. Each resident has a private bedroom. The program requires participation in case management, monthly floor meeting, periodic apartment meetings, support group and occasional activities. Residents also provide peer leadership for women in the Recovery Housing Program. Interested clients please call Evelene Duhart at (202) 939-2056 for referral and intake times.

801 East Men Rehabilitation Program
(202) 561-4014
801 East Building, 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, 20032
(St. Elizabeths Hospital Campus)

801 HAC Work Program is a 24- hour intensive addiction rehabilitation program for clients who want to address issues related to homelessness. The program lasts for six months, and begins with a 30-day period. The program offers case management and works towards securing employment and permanent housing for participants. To begin the program, all clients must present a DC Police Clearance (no older than 30 days) and a TB test result (no older than six months). Intake is available Mondays through Fridays by calling (202) 561-4014 (ext. 118).

Adams Place Emergency Shelter
(202) 832-8317
2210 Adams Place (near NY and Bladensburg,), NE, 20018

Adams Place offers clients a bed, hot meal, shower, and case manager. Intake begins at 7pm (individuals start lining up at 6pm). The shelter closes at 7am the next morning. Adams Place offers case management and a work program for job seekers. Substance abuse meetings are offered Monday and Wednesday between 8:15pm and 9:15 pm.

Blair Transitional Rehabilitation Programs
(202) 727-2832
632 I Street, NE, 20001

Blair is a 24-hour residential service for homeless men who are ready to make a change in their lives. The program provides substance abuse counseling, case management, employment placement assistance, housing placement assistances and meals.

Emery House
(202) 635-1041
1725 Lincoln Road, NE, 20002

Emery House is a 24-hour shelter for men who are working at least 20 hours a week. Supportive services include substance abuse counseling, job coaching, resume writing, job placement assistance, housing placement assistance, access to the computer lab, case management, and access to a kitchen to prepare meals. Initial screening takes place every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between  9am – noon. Applicants are then given an intake appointment for a Wednesday. Applicants need to bring identification, TB test result, police clearance and proof of employment (for example, three pay stubs and a letter from an employer on letterhead).

La Casa Transitional Rehabilitation Program
(202) 882-1237
1131 Spring Road, NW 20010

La Casa Transitional Rehabilitation Program is a temporary residential service. The program provides meals, on site case management, substance abuse support and employment help.

New York Avenue Work Program
(202) 832-2359
1355 New York Avenue, NE, 20002

The Work Program is open to men who are working full time jobs where taxes are being withheld. Initial screenings take place 7 days a week 7am-7pm. Interested individuals should ask for a case manager to apply for a work bed.

Covenant House (202) 610-9600
2001 Mississippi Avenue, SE, 20020

Interested persons must call before arrival to see if there is space available in the program. Covenant House offers a 30-day shelter program to people between the ages of 18 and 21 years of age with either no children or one child.

Latin American Youth Center
(202) 319-2225
1419 Columbia Road, NW, 20009

The Latin American Youth Center provides services for youths and runaways between the ages of 16 and 21 years old. Participants can receive housing, food, clothing and counseling.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork

(202) 675-9385
741 8th Street, SE, 20003

The program is offered for youths (male and female) between the ages of 18 and 21. Intake happens over the phone. Interviews are required for placement, and placement depends on the available vacancies.

Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly
(202) 797-8806 ext: 1311
Located in SE

The program offers a safe haven for senior citizens who have been abused, neglected, financially exploited, or displaced. Residents have their own rooms and receive hot, nutritious meals. Staff members help residents to obtain Social Security and public benefits and to find affordable, long-term housing. Staff members also offer counseling in the areas of nutrition and family relations. Through SOME’s Continuum of Care, residents also have access to medical, dental and psychiatric services.

Key documents for research and strategy

Resource Author Date
SOME / Georgetown Law Community Justice Project 2013
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) 2013
Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness 2013
Point-in-Time Homelessness Enumerations Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) 2001-2013
Interagency Council on Homelessness (Website) D.C. City Government
D.C. Interagency Council on Homelessness 2010
Mayor Anthony A. Williams 2004
D.C. Housing Taskforce 2013
Homes for an Inclusive City: A Comprehensive Housing Strategy for Washington D.C. D.C. Comprehensive Housing Strategy Taskforce / Brookings 2006