Covenant House

Covenant House Washington is the largest provider serving homeless and disconnected young people in the Greater Washington region. With particular expertise in helping some of the most struggling youth grow into independent, successful and productive adults, Covenant House Washington plays a special role in changing the lives of young people in need.

Byte Back

Byte Back's mission is to improve economic opportunity by providing computer training, access to technology, and career preparation for low-income residents of the Washington, DC metro area.

Whitman-Walker - Eastern Market

Whitman-Walker's mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care.

Affirmation DC: Gay and Lesbian Mormons

Gay and Lesbian Mormons is a non-profit organization serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed Mormons, their families, and friends since 1977.

MBI Health Services

Mental Health Clinic serving the NE and SE regions of DC. Services include Psychiatry, Community Support, Therapy, Day Program, Returning Citizens Program, and LGBTQ Program.

Central Union Mission - Food PLUS Center

Families and individuals rely on the Mission's food assistance program in emergencies and as a steady source of food. In partnership with individuals, corporations and churches, the Mission distributes more than $5 million-worth of in-kind food, toiletries, clothing, household items and furniture each year. Central Union Mission provides food, clothes, furniture, and other household items at no cost to those we serve.

Catholic Charities - Anchor Behavioral Health Services

Few causes of poverty are more debilitating than mental illness. Our Behavioral Health Services provide comprehensive support for adults and children with mental illness or behavioral disorders. Our programs focus on diagnosis and management, and then move adults to secure employment, education and independence.

Community Connections

Programs are for adults in need of mental health services and those with co-occurring substance abuse treatment needs. Most consumers come with histories of violence and victimization, incarceration, homelessness, and/or major medical concerns. Our relationship-based services are provided both in office-based and community environments, including homes. Frequency and duration of service provision is based on clinical need.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork - Transitional Housing Program (THP)

SBY’s Transitional Housing Program offers service-enriched apartment-style living for families exiting emergency shelters in the District of Columbia.
Initiated in collaboration with the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, SBY grants ten families exiting city shelters seamless access to transitional housing units at Belmont Crossing Apartments. Residents receive a wide range of housing, case management, employment assistance, life skills education and other positive youth development services. Continuously updated, individualized service plans for each resident are geared towards the overall goal of assisting families in transitioning to independent or subsidized permanent housing.

Academy of Hope - Ward 8 Site

Academy of Hope provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of our adult learners. Our programs focus on the following:

Catholic Charities - Early Childhood Development and Intervention Programs

For children born with a developmental disability, early intervention is best. The programs allow infants, toddlers and preschoolers to develop positive self-esteem, learn early readiness skills, and develop self-care habits all in a group setting. Our range of services help families address the challenges children with special needs may face while also ensuring Kindergarten readiness for all children.

Catholic Charities - Welcome Home Re-entry Program

Providing mentoring to men and women returning to their communities after incarceration.
Our goal is to help prevent returning citizens from falling back to previous mistakes by helping them find and follow a path to a new career. We do this by creating a support network centered around volunteer mentors who work closely with returning citizens. Together, we help overcome big and small obstacle on route to finding a job, a safe place to live, and a community of support.

Anna Cooper House (SOME)

Anna Cooper House is a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) program providing affordable long-term housing. Residents are required to follow house rules, remain clean and sober and pay their rent on time. The rent is set at 30% of the residents income. Shalom House has the capacity to house up to 50 clients. For more information contact Anna Cooper House or visit the SOME website.
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Hermano Pedro Women's Shelter

Hypothermia Hotline: 1-800-535-7252 The Hermano Pedro Day Shelter provides overnight shelter for homeless women in Washington DC. The shelter is also a hypothermia shelter and multi-cultural day shelter for homeless and low-income men and women. Day Shelter Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday Services include: - Breakfast - Lunch - Showers - Laundry services - Clothing - Bilingual social services - Group therapy For more information contact Luis Vasquez at the number listed above, call the Hypothermia Hotline or visit the Catholic Charities website.
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Catholic Charities - ChAMPS (Child & Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Services)

ChAMPS is a mobile emergency service for families and children experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis in the District of Columbia. With one call to 202-481-1440, staff will assess the crisis and link you to appropriate services. This service is provided at no cost to District residents and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children and youth ages 6 to 18.
This service is designed to help children manage extreme emotional behavior and assist families so that the behavior does not result in a child leaving the home. We come to you - wherever you need immediate help - to assess the situation and determine the best course of action.
Our team will provide in-home assistance when appropriate or arrange temporary placement in a respite home or other emergency setting as needed. The team also will assess whether a child's behavior poses a danger, requiring possible psychiatric inpatient hospitalization.

Catholic Charities - The Kennedy School

The Kennedy School is a private day school educating children, adolescents and young adults ages 5 to 22 with a primary diagnosis of intellectual disability. We serve students referred from the D.C. public school system who are in need of a more focused and specialized learning environment. In addition to an intellectual disability, our students may exhibit multiple needs, including speech and language disorders, emotional disorders, and fine and gross motor issues. Our students receive academic, transitional and therapeutic services that foster independence and lifelong learning.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork - Project Safe Place

Project Safe Place provides safety and shelter to young people in immediate danger or in need of services. Since 1989 SBY has been the Washington DC sponsor for Project Safe Place, a national program that works to provide a safe place for youth in need of crisis-related help. Project Safe Place is a network of businesses, community organizations, and fire stations that serve as entry points to SBY services and can be identified because they display the Safe Place logo. When young people access these sites, personnel at the location call SBY and provide a safe place for the young person to wait while SBY dispatches a trained counselor to pick up the youth. Young people are brought to the Sasha Bruce House shelter where they have access to all of SBY’s services. Young people who need assistance can also call the Safe Place hotline directly at 202-547-7777 to speak with trained SBY staff.

Catholic Charities - 8th St SRO

Located in Washington, DC, this is a single room occupancy program that helps bridge the final gap for men over the age of 18 working to break out of homelessness and into independence. All residents must be able to demonstrate sustained sobriety and must be either employed or engaged in the job search process.

Catholic Charities - Nativity Shelter for Women

The Nativity Shelter for Women provides overnight shelter for women over the age of 18. The shelter is low-barrier. It opens at 7 p.m. and closes at 7 a.m. This location also serves as a hypothermia shelter when temperatures drop to dangerous lows between November and March.

Coalition For The Homeless - Anacostia Road Apartments

Anacostia Road Apartments consists of eight affordable one-bedroom apartments for formerly homeless or at risk individuals and families.
Anacostia Road Apartments represents part of the Coalition's expanded mission to help at-risk D.C. residents become self-sufficient. The tenants are fully independent and the Coalition maintains only a resident manager on site for those who may need additional support.

N Street Village

N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, we help women achieve stability and make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.

Central Union Mission - Camp Bennett Retreat and Conference Center

The idyllic Camp Bennett is a beautiful 220-acre retreat and conference center in upper Montgomery County, Maryland. The Camp dates back to 1934, when the Central Union Mission Women's Guild funded the purchase of a local farm that would serve as a summer camp for needy children.
Today, Camp Bennett is home to the Mission's residential summer camp program for financially underprivileged children, and is frequently used by churches and private organizations at other times. Its scenic setting is a perfect backdrop for seminars, fellowship activities, picnics, and corporate events.

Catholic Charities - McKenna House SRO

Located in the historic Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in Washington, DC, McKenna House follows the Single Room Occupancy model for single adults, serving as the last step often for adults who are transitioning from homelessness to independent living.

Family and Medical Counseling Service, Inc.

OUR SERVICES
Individual, Family, Group Therapy
HIV Counseling and Testing
Prevention @ Home (PAH)
Prevention Services
African Americal Heterosexual Males
Needle Exchange Services
Hepatitis C Screening & Linkage to Care
Individual, Family, Group Therapy
HIV Counseling and Testing
Prevention @ Home (PAH)
Prevention Services
African Americal Heterosexual Males
Needle Exchange Services
Hepatitis C Screening & Linkage to Care

Catholic Charities - Mt. Carmel House

A permanent supportive housing program located in Washington, DC, Mt. Carmel House provides housing and intensive case management and wrap-around support to homeless women. An on-site Job Center with printers and internet allows residents, with guidance from staff, to search for and secure employment. Workshops ranging from financial literacy to basic education to substance abuse are held regularly.
Founded in 1980, Mt. Carmel House is a majority self-funded program under Catholic Charities, meaning it depends on the generosity of the community in meeting the needs of the women who come to us. The facility has 21individual rooms and a full kitchen, as well as a private outdoor garden.

GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is a nonprofit solar installer that helps income qualified residents go solar at no cost to help lower electricity bills. GRID also provides job training opportunities

Catholic Charities - Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

The ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) program is designed to treat people in our community that are identified as being Severely, Profoundly Mentally Ill (SPMI) and are usually disengaged from mental health treatment. Our ACT team works closely with each client, meeting them where they are to follow small steps of progress toward a successful conclusion and a more independent life.

Catholic Charities - Building Maintenance Skills Classes

La próxima sesión comienza el viernes 20 de marzo.
Las clases serán los viernes y sábados desde el 20 de marzo hasta el 8 de agosto 2015

Whitman-Walker - 1525 14th St NW

Our mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care.

Green Door

Green Door Behavioral Health provides the support and direction our clients need to help them find purpose. Suffering chronic and often life-threatening health conditions brought about through mental illness and substance use disorders, our clients are often in need of homes, jobs, medical care, and a support structure to help them navigate life. Green Door provides comprehensive treatment and support services to open doors for our clients, and transform their lives.

Catholic Charities - 801 East Men's Shelter

801 East is located on the campus of St. Elizabeth's hospital. The facility features two programs: a low-barrier, 12-hour emergency shelter and a 24-hour, transitional program for men ready to take the next step past substance abuse and toward independent living.

Whitman-Walker - Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center

Our mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care.

Sasha Bruce House

Sasha Bruce House is a compassionate alternative to the dangers of the streets for homeless, abandoned, abused, neglected, and runaway children. DC’s only short-term shelter for young people, Sasha Bruce House is open 24 hours a day, serving youth ages 11 to 17. By providing a safe place to stay and intensive counseling services, Sasha Bruce House helps most youth reunite with their families and works to return all young people to stable and safe environments. On-site services include crisis intervention; individual, group, and family counseling; case management, support for shelter graduates, and temporary respite care.

Catholic Charities - Dental Clinics

The need for preventive, quality dental care in Washington, DC's Hispanic community is pervasive and largely unmet. At the Spanish Catholic Center, we operate two clinics that serve uninsured patients, providing preventive and acute dental services with the help of staff dentists, hygienists and pro bono volunteers.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork - Independent Living Program (ILP)

The Independent Living Program provides residential services for homeless young people ages 17 – 20 years old who are unable to return home. Residents may be self-referred or referred by case workers or family. The ILP program offers apartment-style living for teenagers unable to return home due to absent or severely dysfunctional families or to young people transitioning out of foster care homes. Residents may stay in ILP housing for up to 18 months. Residents must be enrolled in school, work part-time, and save portions of their income. Some also contribute to their rent. When individuals are able to move out on their own, ILP counselors help them find apartments and roommates and provide follow-up support to help them achieve stability.

Catholic Charities - Immigration Legal Services

Immigration Legal Services (ILS) focuses on the provision of direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families. Last year, we worked with more than 4,400 cases, ranging from consultations to full representation. ILS has represented individuals from more than 135 countries around the world needing legal assistance with an immigration matter. ILS also focuses on training lawyers to provide pro bono services and educating community groups on the latest immigration issues.

Catholic Charities - Mulumba House

Focusing on overcoming homelessness and substance abuse, the Mulumba House helps bridge the gap between homelessness and permanent housing. This is not an emergency shelter, but instead offers long-term housing and support services focusing on employment and sobriety through intensive case management.

Coalition For The Homeless - The Webster House

PROGRAM FEATURES
24-hour residential monitoring
Capacity: 12 Men

Catholic Charities - Developmental Disabilities Services

Catholic Charities' Developmental Disabilities Services provide opportunities for a fulfilling future to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our programs are here to support them and their families and caretakers. We believe in the potential and talent of each person to contribute to and participate in their community. Our programs are a reflection of that belief.

Whitman-Walker - Max Robinson

Our mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care.

Second Genesis

Second Genesis Inc - Therapeutic Community is a treatment facility in Washington, District of Columbia which specializes in substance abuse services. They provide residential short-term treatment and residential long-term treatment options for those who enroll.

Catholic Charities - Health Care Network

The Catholic Charities Health Care Network (CCHCN) connects low-income and uninsured patients with specialized, pro bono health care services. Patients are referred from community-based health clinics. Through a network of specialists of all practices and several area hospitals, thousands receive desperately needed health services each year.

Catholic Charities - Southern Maryland Food Bank

We operate several programs which provide employment for our clients, resources for the community and affordable food for everyone. Best of all, these programs are teaching our clients workplace skills, feeding the community and keeping costs low through volunteer service. Join us today!

Catholic Charities - Hickey Center, G Street NW

Immigration Legal Services, Archdiocesan Legal Network, Central Services, Development, Communications, Cup of Joe, Dinner Van

Catholic Charities - McCarrick Center, Silver Spring, MD

Medical, Dental, Legal

Catholic Charities - Spanish Catholic Center, Gaithersburg, MD

Employment, Legal, Education

Catholic Charities - Kennedy Institute, Buchanan Street NE

ESOL, Legal, Employment

Coalition For The Homeless - Valley Place Family Apartments

Families live here temporarily while they prepare for independent living. There are 18 furnished apartments with 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. A referral from a family shelter is one of the requirements to live at this transitional program. Valley Place will interview referred clients to ensure they meet program requirements. Along with other trained staff, a Program Director is onsite to manage shelter operations.

Catholic Charities - Medical Clinics Formerly of the Spanish Catholic Center

Our medical clinics provide primary care and acute care to adults and children, as well as health education and the treatment of some chronic diseases. Our focus specifically is to help uninsured Latinos get access to health care while developing bonds of trust in the community through the competent, comprehensive and culturally appropriate care. We serve people of all ages and work primarily with low-income families who do not have health insurance or are covered with Medstar and Amerihealth, in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Coalition for the Homeless - Central Resource Center for Homeless Families

The Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VWFRC) is the central resource center for homeless families with minor and/or dependent children that are experiencing housing instability in the District.

Catholic Charities - Post-Adoption Search Services

At Catholic Charities, we understand that adoption is a life long process. Before, during, and after an adoption our Post-Adoption Search Services program collects and maintains records to support families throughout the adoption process.

Catholic Charities - Spanish Catholic Center, Monroe Street NW

Legal, Medical, Dental, Family

Catholic Charities - SHARE Food Network, Hyattsville, MD

Food

Miriam’s Kitchen

Miriam’s Kitchen is located inside Western Presbyterian Church at 2401 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The main entrance is located on the corner of 24th and G Streets (If you see the Miriam’s Kitchen Herb Garden sign–you’ve gone too far. As you face the church, go around the corner to your right.) We also have limited free parking in an underground garage located to the right of the main entrance.

Coalition For The Homeless - Spring Road Family Apartments

Spring Road Family Apartments is located in a residential neighborhood and is specifically for families with children who have become homeless.
Temporary housing is provided in 28 individually furnished apartments with full kitchens. Participants in the program are expected to provide their own food and prepare all meals for their family. Families with incomes are expected to place funds in a personal escrow account. A referral from the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VWFRC) is one of the requirements for placement into this program. Along with other trained staff, a Program Director is onsite to manage shelter operations.

Coalition For The Homeless - Park Road Transitional Program

PROGRAM FEATURES
24-hour residential monitoring
Capacity: 12 Men
Referral required
Residential beds in a home-like family environment

Coalition For The Homeless - Sherman Avenue Single Room Occupancy (SRO)

PROGRAM FEATURES
24-hour residential
Capacity: 10 Men
10 single rooms for rent with shared common areas for any formerly homeless man

Coalition For The Homeless - Central Resource Center for Homeless Families

VIRGINIA WILLIAMS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER MOVES BACK TO RHODE ISLAND AVENUE
The Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VWFRC) is the central resource center for homeless families with minor and/or dependent children that are experiencing housing instability in the District. The mission of VWFRC, in collaboration with the community, is to help create lasting solutions for families experiencing housing instability through self-sufficiency planning, goal setting and goal achievement.
On November 19, 2012, the center became an integrated joint initiative that included Coalition for the Homeless (CFH), Department of Human Services (DHS), and The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP). Partner agencies provide additional onsite services such as assistance with school registration, child support services and unified case planning. the goal of the join initiative is to provide integrative services under one roof to families in crisis in order to help them achieve their goals and become more self-sufficient.
Families residing in the District of Columbia who believe they are at risk of homelessness should go to or call The Virginia Williams Family Resource Center.

Coalition For The Homeless - Blair House

PROGRAM FEATURES
24-hour residential monitoring
Capacity: 85 Men
Focus on substance abuse counseling, education, financial management, job readiness, employment and housing placement assistance

Grubb's Care Pharmacy

About Us
In 1867, a family owned pharmacy was founded on Capitol Hill. Now known as Grubb's Care Pharmacy, it is one of the oldest surviving pharmacies in America and is still serving the District of Columbia from the original building located on East Capitol Street.

HOYA Clinic

The HOYA Clinic is a student-driven free clinic located in the old D.C. General Hospital Building in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is managed by medical students of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and caters to the health needs of D.C.’s homeless and uninsured.

Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services

The Lawyer Referral Service is comprised of practitioners licensed and in good standing in the District of Columbia. Once enrolled the member becomes part of the panel and paired with potential clients.

Calvary Women's Shelter

Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health, employment and education programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC to change their lives.
Our programs carry out our mission to achieve excellence in what we offer: a safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow. These programs include transitional and permanent housing, personalized case management, life skills and education opportunities, job training, health and wellness services, on-site therapy and daily addiction recovery meetings. At Calvary, we believe every woman has the strengths and gifts she needs to be successful. Each woman in our programs identifies and builds on her strengths, meeting her goals for safe housing, good health and financial independence.

Coalition For The Homeless - Mickey Leland House

PROGRAM FEATURES
24-hour residential monitoring
Capacity: 15 Men

Catholic Charities - Family Re-Housing Stabilization Program (FRSP)

Catholic Charities provides case management services for families experiencing homelessness through the Family Re-housing Stabilization Program (FRSP).
Eligible families are certified to receive a four-month subsidy through FRSP, which allows the family to live in their own apartment.
Throughout the program, our FRSP staff works one-on-one with families to achieve their goal of self-sufficiency, focusing on budgeting, employment, and education.
FRSP case managers meet monthly with families and do ongoing assessments of the family's goals and needs. Based on the efforts the family makes to succeed in achieving its goals, a determination is made at the end of each month if the family will still get the subsidy in the coming month. For families who keep up with case management meetings and are working toward their goals, every four months they are recertified with a decreased subsidy.

Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place

The Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place offers street outreach, a drop-in center, free medical and psychiatric care, supportive services, and case management for those at risk of homelessness to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community.

Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS)

HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency.
With our new Center for Health and Achievement our services are expanding! We always offer syringe exchange, both walk in and delivery, and we do condom distribution during daytime and night time outreach. Now clients can come to our drop in center for showers and laundry.

Adventuring

Adventuring is the outdoor club for the LGBT community in the Washington DC area. Our volunteers lead hikes year-round, and in the warmer months we do recreational bike rides too, some shorter and others longer.

A Common Bond

A Common Bond is social/support group for LGBT former and current Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Mid-Atlantic region. The mission of the various chapters of A Common Bond is to reach out with support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender individuals who have had association with the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses, or who may still be active within that organization.

DC Public Library - Fab Lab

Give ordinary people the right tools, and they will design and build the most extraordinary things. That’s the idea behind Fab Lab. We're working to grow a Fab Lab here in DC!
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
2nd Floor, NE Stairwell
901 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

DC Tobacco Free Families - Quitline

DC Tobacco Free Families is offering DC residents free smoking cessation counseling, nicotine patches and lozenges through its toll-free Quitline™ program. If you are interested in speaking with someone directly about quitting smoking, or want to receive information to help a friend or family member quit, call 800 QUIT NOW (Spanish-speaking callers can call 202-333-4488). Certified cessation counselors are available 24 hours a day to help you prepare to quit smoking and stay quit for good. You can sign up to enroll in our free 10-week smoking cessation program. Free patches and lozenges are available to DC residents only.

DC Public Library - Studio Lab

The Studio Lab has three components:
Digital Production Lab
Voiceover Studio
Main Production Studio
For a list of equipment and software available in the Studio Lab, click here.
The Studio Lab offers programs for all ages and reservable space for customers age 13 and older.

SOME (So Others Might Eat)

S OME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork - REACH

Residential Empowerment Adolescent Community Home (REACH) is a community-based residential facility for committed and detained youth ages 13 to18 who are in the custody of and referred by the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. REACH provides youth involved in the juvenile justice system with a highly structured, service-enriched, homelike environment as an alternative to institutionalization. The expected length of stay for young people is thirty days. The program emphasizes individual, group, and family counseling; educational remediation; life skills development; substance abuse counseling; and self-esteem building.

Doorways for Women and Families

Free and confidential crisis support, information and referrals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through our 24-hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline at 703-237-0881. Whether you need emergency shelter, hospital accompaniment, court advocacy or a listening ear and helping hand, give us a call to discuss your situation or that of a loved one.

My Sister's Place

My Sister's Place (MSP) is part of an interactive community committed to eradicating domestic violence. We provide safe and confidential emergency shelter and transitional-to-permanent housing to battered women and their children. We also provide supportive programs, counseling, education and advocacy to all survivors of domestic violence. Our goal is to empower survivors to take control of their own lives.
24-HOUR HOTLINE
202-529-5991
FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL

Transgender Voice Therapy

Your voice is unique. It helps you relate to others and express your feelings. Your voice reveals your true self. When your voice does not match your gender identity it might bring on feelings of distress and isolation, affecting your social and professional relationships.
The University of the District of Columbia Voice Care Clinic has the expertise to help you improve communication as part of your gender transition. Services are FREE OF COST and tailored to your need to find a voice that matches your authentic self.
Graduate student-clinicians under the supervision of state licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologists will guide you in individual 60-min sessions once a week.
These therapy sessions will help you
1. learn to take care of your voice and keep healthy
2. Discover and practice features of speech and communication that can make a difference in voice transition
3. explore the limits of your voice using state of the art visual feedback programs and apps
When you are ready, group sessions may be scheduled so that you can test your new voice and communication skills in a safe, supportive environment.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork - Promise Place

Promise Place is an emergency youth shelter in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The shelter provides homeless, abandoned, abused, neglected and runaway youth a compassionate alternative to the dangers of the streets and/or unstable housing. Operated in partnership with the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, Promise Place is open 24 hours a day and serves up to 20 youth at one time. By providing a safe place to stay and intensive counseling services, Promise Place helps most youth reunite with their families and works to return all young people to stable and safe environments. On-site services include crisis intervention; individual, group, and family counseling; case management, support for shelter graduates, and temporary respite care.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork - Drop-In Center

At the SBY Drop-In Center, harm reduction plans will be a first step, followed by comprehensive service plans. The youth that frequent the Drop-In Center will be able to access such services as crisis intervention, conflict resolution, counseling services, recreational and cultural activities, school re-engagement, health education, access to showers, toiletries, school supplies, food resources and more!

DC Shelter Hotline

Call for information about shelter openings or to request transportation to a shelter.

Catholic Charities - Legal Network

For more than 20 years, the Catholic Charities Legal Network has been a pro bono legal service providing our clients with general information, access to volunteer attorneys and law firms, as well as referrals to other appropriate legal service organizations.

Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV)

CCNV's Mission is to ensure that the rights of the homeless and poor are not infringed upon and that every person has access to life's basic essentials -- food, shelter, clothing and medical care. CCNV is also committed to protecting the rights of the homeless, advocating on behalf of the under-served, and preparing homeless men and woman to re-enter into mainstream society as skilled and productive citizens.
Providing Shelter
The 1,350-Bed Federal City Shelter is the largest and most comprehensive facility of its kind in America.
We also provide clothing to our residents. Donors, including stores, contribute thousands of pounds of clothing and shoes to CCNV's residents each year. Surplus clothing is sold in The Treasure Chest Thrift Store when so designated by donors.
Providing Meals
We have served over 5,000,000 meals to our residents since 1984.
Restaurants, wholesale food distributors, and franchises donate over 150 tons of food to the shelter each year.

Coalition For The Homeless - La Casa Transitional Rehabilitation Program (TRP)

La Casa Transitional Rehabilitation Program (TRP) provides transitional housing for English and Spanish speaking homeless men to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
The program can serve up to 40 men who are 18 and older. All participants in the program receive an Individualized Service Plan (ISP). The ISP identifies goals that should be met by individuals in the program. The primary objective will be to assist the residents in finding employment and moving into permanent housing,
Population Served
Homeless men
Hours of Operation
24 hours a day; 7 days a week
Intake & Screening Process
Applicants for transitional housing will be accepted Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. During the intake process, individuals will need to provide basic information such as name, date of birth, and social security number if available.
General Supportive Services
Bilingual Staff
Case Management
Employment Assistance
GED Preparation
Housing Placement Assistance
Life Skills Training
Referral for assistance with immigration issues
Substance Abuse Counseling
General Eligibility Criteria
Listed below are the key pre-admission requirements. Other requirements and documents that you may need will be discussed during the intake process.
Homeless men who are 18 years and older.
Documentation of a recent (within 30 days) Tuberculosis (TB) test.
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.

SBYW, Street Outreach

SBY Street Outreach prevents and intervenes in incidents of community violence, specifically in Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8. This program provides services to young people and their families who are at high risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. Our culturally competent approach includes street-based outreach and safe “drop-in” spaces in areas where violence is most acute, case management services, and special youth development activities.
Our efforts are sustained through true community collaboration and partnership. Strong relationships with District agencies, resident councils at public housing projects and other key stakeholders are crucial and uniformly valued.

La Casa Shelter

With funding from DHS and services provided by Friendship Place, La Casa will employ the “housing first” service model to provide permanent supportive housing and comprehensive in-house case management, as well as 24/7 staff assistance, for 40 highly vulnerable homeless men.

Catholic Charities - Adam's Place Emergency Shelter

Do you need housing tonight? Adam’s Place is an emergency shelter for men over the age of 18 and offers services to meet the basic needs of some of our most vulnerable neighbors. In addition, this location serves as a hypothermia shelter between November and March when temperatures drop to deadly lows.
Adam's Place offers clients a hot meal, a shower, a place to stay off of the streets, access to a case manager and a work program to give job seekers and individuals new to the job market experience in the work environment. Shuttle service is also offered to several locations in downtown DC. Intake begins at 7 pm each night and the shelter closes at 7 am the next morning. For individuals who may be dealing with addiction, a substance abuse meeting and support group is hosted on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:15 pm and 9:15 pm. This shelter also serves as a hypothermia shelter between November and March when temperatures drop to deadly lows.

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.

Catholic Charities - New York Avenue Men's Emergency Shelter

New York Avenue Emergency Shelter is an emergency shelter for men over the age of 18. The program offers a hot meal, a shower, a place to stay off of the streets, access to a case manager and a work program to give clients experience in the work environment. We also run a clothing store for free clothing to clients. Shuttle service is offered to several locations in downtown DC. Intake begins at 7 pm each night and the shelter closes at 7 am the next morning.
This shelter serves as a hypothermia shelter during the winter months between October and March when temperatures drop to deadly lows.

SBYW, Transitional Living Program (TLP)

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides supervised apartment living for older youth ages 18 to 21 whose family problems prevent them from living at home. Residents may be self-referred or referred through the DC Department of Human Services. TLP residents may live in SBY-managed apartments for up to12 months, receiving counseling and support services and learning life skills they need to live independently. TLP requires residents to be enrolled in school, work part-time, and save portions of their income. Some program residents also contribute to their rent. The TLPstaff provides counseling, life skills training, career guidance, job referrals and aftercare counseling to assist TLP graduates in living successfully on their own.

801 Housing Assistance Center Work Program

Open to men working at least 30 hours weekly at employment where taxes are being withheld. Men share a semi-private two bunk room with 24 hour access. Must have proof of bank account and save 30% of earnings. Interested individuals should ask for a case manager at the 801 HAC Shelter to apply for a Work Program bed.

SBYW, Permanent Housing Program (PHP)

The Permanent Housing Program grants 13 young families (head of household ages 18-24) exiting city shelters seamless access to 2-bedroom apartments. Families receive a wide range of housing, case management, employment assistance, life skills education and other positive youth development services. Continuously updated, individualized service plans for each resident are geared towards the overall goal of assisting families in transitioning to independent housing.

SBYW, Chloe House

Chloe House is a group home for teenage girls referred by the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. It offers residential care, counseling, and life skills development activities including educational and employment opportunities. Chloe House was named for Tabara Chloe, a former participant of several Sasha Bruce Youthwork programs who established a life-long relationship with the organization.

Door of Hope

Provides men with low barrier transitional housing without stay limits. Participants must have a history of homelessness, chronic mental health issues, and demonstrated resistance to traditional shelters. Provides case management services, referrals to outside services as needed, semi-private rooms, lounge areas, bathroom and laundry facilities. No fee.

SBYW, Olaiya’s Cradle

Olaiya’s Cradle is a supportive, independent living program for homeless young mothers ages 18-21 and their children, for up to 18 months. Women are self-referred, and receive individual counseling, comprehensive maternal and infant health care, life skills training, education and career guidance, and child care support and parenting training to enable them to achieve self-sufficiency. Residents graduating from the program receive follow-up support and housing assistance to help them maintain stability.

Women Involved In Life Learning from Other Women (WILLOW)

Location: Us Helping US
The Willow intervention is a social-skills building and educational intervention for adult women living with HIV. It consists of four sessions over the duration of two weeks. Each session is four hours with a lunch break included. The sessions are delivered by two trained women facilitators, One of whom is a women living with HIV.
Client Eligibility
Must be 18 years of age
Must be female
Must have knowledge of positive HIV status for at least 6 months
Must be available for ALL Willow sessions
Food,and metro fares provided

John Young Center

The John Young Center provides shelter for homeless women in the District of Columbia.
Services Provided:
Homeless Program, Food Services, Rehabilitative Program, and Hypothermia Shelter

Central Union Mission, Men's Shelter

Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with six locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area. In addition to its family ministries, the Mission operates an emergency shelter program, a rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, a food, clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children, programs for isolated seniors, computer and job training and transitional and low-cost housing.
The Mission is continually developing its programs to meet the changing needs of the community. Its current programs serve homeless men, underprivileged women, children, seniors, families, and veterans.
One life at a time, the Mission works to help transform the area's toughest rehabilitation cases, including drug addicts, gang members, criminal offenders, and the chronically homeless into productive members of society. The Mission's programs have an extremely high success rate at helping individuals overcome addiction and homelessness, and achieve independent living.

Open Door

Intake for new residents is at 3 pm. New residents find out if a bed is available at 9 pm. The shelter opens at 4 pm. Individuals on the waiting list can stay in the community room and can have dinner. All residents must check in by 9 pm. Open Door closes at 7 am.

House of Ruth Center for Family Safety & Support

Central Union Mission, Gospel Mission House

A 15-bed Transitional House for men graduating from one of the mission's programs. The Mission’s Social Work Department is also housed at this location.

Central Union Mission, Lambert House

The Lambert House offers 5 apartment units for occupancy for low-income families.

House of Ruth: Madison Emergency Shelter

Our 84-bed shelter is a safe, supportive, temporary refuge for battered women and their children who are in immediate danger or at risk of homicide. We help women living in shelter begin recovery from the trauma of their partner’s violence and to rebuild their lives. We understand that many battered women need additional tools, skills, and resources if they are to become self-sufficient and live free of violence. Making good decisions about what is in their family’s best interest is a first step. But, developing and applying the skills and knowledge to become psychologically and financially independent is the crucial next one.

Mary's Center

Federally funded local service agency in Wards 1, 2 and 4 established to promote healthy pregnancies, improve birth outcomes, and reduce poverty

Academy of Hope, Main site (Ward 5)

Academy of Hope provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of our adult learners. Our programs focus on the following:
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
General Educational Development (GED)
National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
Gateway to College and Careers
We offer additional services to assist our adult learners in attaining their educational goals, including:
Computer Training
Career Assessment and Planning
Academy of Hope also provides a range of student support services to help break down barriers that may stand in the way of a student meeting his or her goals.

Catholic Charities- Employment Programs

A program of Catholic Charities Developmental Disabilities Services
We provide support and guidance for young adults and adults with developmental disabilities who have little to no work history entering the workforce. Through adaptive programing, a dedicated staff, open partnerships with businesses, families and community members, we find new opportunities for our consumers to grow, share and develop as independent adults. We also work closely with families with teenage children, helping consumers access career-track training and employment in high-growth fields.

Harriet Tubman Emergency Women's Shelter and Day Program

Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter is a low-barrier emergency shelter for women over the age of 18. The program offers a hot meal, a shower, a place to stay off of the streets, access to a case manager and a work program. Intake begins at 7 pm each night, and the shelter closes at 7 am the next morning.
Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter is a low-barrier emergency shelter for women over the age of 18 who are in urgent need of housing, food or case management. Shelter staff serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to clients. Case management services at the shelter include assistance with life skills, employment, hygiene issues, drug rehab and financial management. Two rehab specialists and a program manager during the day are available to work directly with clients.
Intake: Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter is a 100-bed, low-barrier emergency facility. All clients are self-referred, and beds are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fortitude Housing DC

Fortitude Housing is a program that offers a different approach to fighting homelessness. Each resident in the program is given their own apartment, fully furnished and one-on-one case management services that help connect residents with employment support, social security benefits, education and other support services that help rebuild lives.
With the crisis of homelessness removed, many residents are finding they can rebuild their lives. Apartments are located throughout Washington, DC. Maryland residents can find more information on the Fortitude Housing Maryland page.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless envisions a just and inclusive community for all residents of the District of Columbia, where housing is a human right and where every individual and family has equal access to the resources they need to thrive.
Our mission is to use the law to make justice a reality for our neighbors who struggle with homelessness and poverty. Combining community lawyering and advocacy to achieve our clients’ goals, our expert staff and network of volunteer attorneys provide low barrier, comprehensive legal services at intake sites throughout the District of Columbia, helping our clients to access housing, shelter, and life-saving services. Rooted in the experiences of this client work, we effectively blend system reform efforts, policy advocacy, community education and client engagement to advocate for long term improvements in local and federal programs that serve the low- and no-income community.

Jeremiah House (SOME)

Jeremiah House is a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) program providing affordable long-term housing. Residents are required to follow house rules, remain clean and sober and pay their rent on time. The rent is set at 30% of the residents income. Services include: - Case management - Social interaction - Financial planning - Referrals Each room is furnished with basic necessities including a dormitory sized refrigerator. Shalom House has the capacity to house up to 52 clients. For more information contact Jeremiah House or visit the SOME website.
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Shalom House (SOME)

Shalom House is a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) program providing affordable long-term housing. Residents are required to follow house rules, remain clean and sober and pay their rent on time. The rent is set at 30% of the residents income. Shalom House has the capacity to house up to 94 clients. For more information contact Shalom House or visit the SOME website.
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Oxford House

Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization which provides the network connecting all Oxford Houses and allocates resources to duplicate the Oxford House concept where needs arise.
The number of residents in a House may range from six to fifteen; there are houses for men, houses for women, and houses which accept women with children. Oxford Houses flourish in metropolitan areas such as New York City and Washington D.C. and thrive in such diverse communities as Hawaii, Washington State, Canada and Australia; but they all abide by the basic criteria.
Each House represents a remarkably effective and low cost method of preventing relapse. This was the purpose of the first Oxford House established in 1975, and this purpose is served, day by day, house after house, in each of over 2000 houses in the United States today.

Andromeda Transcultural Health

Andromeda’s mission is to provide access to quality healthcare under the premise that all humans are inherently of equal worth but have cultural and linguistic differences that must be considered. This philosophy reflects a high level of community health care that has been validated by over three decades of direct service to minorities and underserved populations.
Services:
Primary Care
HIV Services
PrEP Program for HIV Prevention
Mental Health Services
Clinical Pharmacy Services
Substance Use Services
Case Management Services
Health Promotion and Nutrition
Medical Assistant Training Program

Us Helping Us

Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. began as a support group for black gay men living with AIDS - population marginalized and stigmatized because of their race, sexuality, and the disease. Since its founding in 1985 by Rainy Cheeks and Prem Deben, UHU has grown from a small group of participants meeting in Cheeks' living room into the largest gay identified, black AIDS organization in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with 14 full-time staff, over 10 programs and services, and an annual budget of $1.7 million.
HIV Screenings, Couples HIV Counseling, Testing & Referrals, STI / HEP C Screenings, Women's Services, Support Groups , Mental Health Services, PrEP linkage, referrals & education

Unity Health Care, Inc. Mobile Outreach Van

The Medical Outreach Van provides medical and social services to homeless men and women in the areas where they congregate.
By providing service on a consistent schedule, Unity has gained the confidence of this population. The van goes out every night from Monday through Friday and on Friday mornings.
A doctor or physician assistant, a medical assistant and a social worker provide the service right on the spot or refers the patients to a Unity Health Center in the city when the medical needs exceed the potential for service in the van.
The van has 12 regular stops throughout the week including 13th & NY Ave, NW; St. Elizabeth’s Shelter; Franklin School Shelter; 15th & I Streets, NW; Crummel Shelter, NY Ave, Shelter, Miriam’s Kitchen, Grace Church; and Farragut, Franklin and Lafayette Parks.
The program is funded though Federal funds provided under the 330 H grant program and other private funding available to Unity Health Care.
Monday to Thursday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 7:30am – 12pm
Contact number: (202) 276-3381

Assessment and Referral Center (The ARC) DBH APRA

To ensure a continuum of quality substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services for District residents and families coping with the disease of addiction or who are at risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Summary of Services
DBH promotes access to a continuum of quality substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
Prevention includes reducing factors that increase the risk of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse among children and youth, as well as promoting the likelihood of healthy, drug-free youth and their families.
Treatment includes assessment and referrals for appropriate levels of substance abuse treatment including outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, detoxification and stabilization, and medication assisted therapy.
Recovery Support includes wrap-around services, such as care coordination, mentoring, coaching, educational support, job readiness and training, public transportation and other services to support recovery.
Continuum of Quality Care
The following services are available as part of our continuum of quality care:
Prevention Services
Treatment Services - Adults
Treatment Services - Adolescents
Hours of Operation: 7am - 6pm
For same day service, arrive before 3:30pm
75 P Street NE (enter on Florida Avenue near the P Street intersection)
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone (202) 727-8473
Fax: (202) 727-8411
Administration
Hours of Operation: 8:15 am - 4:45 pm
64 New York Avenue, NE 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 727-8857
Fax: (202) 727-0092

Crisis Hotline (Mental Health)

Crisis Hotline (Mental Health)
(888) 793-4357

CFSA Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

CFSA Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
(202) 671-7233

DC City Wide Sexual Assault Hotline/ Domestic Violence Hotline

DC City Wide Sexual Assault Hotline
(202) 333-7273
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
(888) 843-4564

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255

Samaratin Inns Adult Treatment Program

Samaritan Inns’ Recovery Continuum Program has proven results in its unique holistic approach to recovery treatment by providing structured housing and healing services in an environment of support and accountability, giving homeless and addicted men and women the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Samaritan Inns’ Adult Treatment Program is a component of our Recovery Continuum, serving men and women age 18 to 65 desiring freedom from a life of homelessness and addictions. The program is certified by and in possession of an Access to Recovery (ATR) provider agreement with the DC Department of Behavioral Health. We are also a Medicaid approved provider.
The first phase of the program is a highly structured, 28-day residential treatment program where men and women experiencing homelessness and addiction:
Receive education and confront addictive behaviors
Learn the 12-step Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous principles and practices
Rebuild physical health through a balance of nutrition, exercise, and sleep
Benefit from individual and group counseling, and accountability

Ace Temporaries

s the leading supplier of temporary unskilled labor to the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, let us help you improve your productivity and bottom line with staffing services from Ace Temporaries, Inc. Whether you need one worker or dozens, we have the staffing solutions you've been looking for. Over the course of our long existence we have had thousands and thousands of dedicated, hard-working employees work for us. Our employee database is virtually unlimited which gives us the ability to find the right people for each and every job we fill. If your company is in need of our services, please give us a call. We would very much appreciate the opportunity to build a solid, mutually beneficial business relationship with you and your company.

Help Unlimited Temps, Inc.

Help Unlimited Temps, Inc. is a woman-owned temporary staffing agency that has proudly served the Washington, DC business community for over 35 years. Our clients include non-profits, associations, government relations offices, law firms and museums.
At Help Unlimited, we work as a team to offer personalized service tailored to our clients’ staffing needs and our employees’ career goals. Our exclusive referral network allows us to provide the highest quality temporary and temp-to-perm solutions.
For more information or to request temporary assistance, please contact us at (202) 296-0200 or email us at info@helpunlimitedtemps.com.

Legal Aid Society of DC

MAKING JUSTICE REAL FOR OUR CLIENTS
RAGLEPHOTO-LADC-10671-grayscaleLegal Aid provides direct representation to clients in four substantive practice areas and also handles appeals on a broad range of poverty law issues through its nationally-recognized Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project.
HOUSING LAW: We help preserve safe, affordable housing for District residents by helping clients address housing code violations, avoid wrongful eviction, and fight illegal rent increases. We also assist public housing tenants preserve their subsidies.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/FAMILY LAW: We help survivors of domestic violence obtain short- and long-term safety and stability for themselves and their children by securing protective and custody orders. We also help clients obtain fair, accurate child support orders for their children – support that is particularly vital to families living in poverty – as well as assist in representing parents in custody disputes.
PUBLIC BENEFITS LAW: We help District residents gain access to, and maximize their options for, health care and other essential safety-net benefits, such as securing unemployment benefits and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
CONSUMER LAW: We work to protect limited income and assets for our clients by focusing on preventing foreclosure and protecting vulnerable individuals from abusive debt collection practices that can be financially devastating for those living at or below the poverty line.
BARBARA MCDOWELL APPELLATE ADVOCACY PROJECT: Our appellate project, recognized by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association as a “model of excellence,” pursues an anti-poverty agenda and litigates important cases before the D.C. Court of Appeals every year. The outcomes of these cases have the potential to impact hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals living in poverty in the District.

Bread for the City

The mission of Bread for the City is to provide vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
We recognize that all people share a common humanity, and that all are responsible to themselves and to society as a whole. Therefore, we promote the mutual collaboration of clients, volunteers, donors, staff, and other community partners to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and to rectify the conditions that perpetuate it.