Coalition For The Homeless - Emery Work Bed Program

Coalition For The Homeless - Emery Work Bed Program

The Emery Work Bed Program (EWBP) is specifically tailored to the needs of homeless men who are employed or in job training.
The EWBP can serve up to 100 men. The primary objective is to assist men in sustaining employment and moving into permanent housing. Program participants must be willing to accept case management services, meet with case management staff weekly and develop and follow an Individualized Service Plan (ISP).
Population Served
Homeless men
Hours of Operation
24 hours a day; 7 days a week
Intake & Screening
Applications for transitional housing are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the intake process, clients will provide basic information such as name, date of birth, social security number, and proof of employment or job training, complete and provide required supporting documentation.
General Supportive Services
Assigned Bed & Storage bins
Case Management
Employment Counseling
Substance Abuse Counseling
Housing Placement Assistance
General Eligibility Criteria
Listed below are the key pre-admission requirements. Other requirements will be discussed during the intake process.
Homeless men who are 18 and older and reside in the District of Columbia.
Employed at least twenty (20) hours per week, or enrolled in a job training program. The combination of work and job training must be at least twenty (20) hours per week.
If not in training program, submit written verification of employment on employer’s letterhead and provide your last three pay stubs.
Present Tuberculosis (TB) test at admission.
Police clearance letter within the last 30 days.
Participate in structured meetings covering areas related to substance abuse, personal hygiene, life skills training (i.e., financial management) and job readiness.


24 hours


The Emery Work Bed Program is a 24-hour residential monitoring program with 100 men capacity for homeless men who are 18 and older and reside in DC. Lockers and drawers are available to store personal belongings. Residents are eligible if they work 20 hours a week. Initial screenings are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 am and 12 pm. Applications are then given an intake appointment for a Wednesday. Applicants need to being identification, proof of employment (3 pay stubs and letter from employer on their letterhead), and proof of a savings account if they have one. Residents are required to save 35% of their income. Housing, employment, and substance abuse counseling is available on site. Emery is a drug free shelter and requests urine screens if necessary.

Contact Information

(202) 635-1041


1725 Lincoln Rd NE




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