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Washington, D.C.

Youth Shelters:

Sasha Bruce House

  • 1022 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002

  • Phone: (202) 546-4900

  • Sasha Bruce House is open 24 hours a day, serving youth ages 11 to 17. Provides 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.


Sasha Bruce Independent Living Program (ILP)

  • 1312 East Capitol Street, N.E. Washington DC 20003

  • Phone: (202) 675-9375

  • 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.


Sasha Bruce Transitional Living Program (TLP)

  • 5032 D St., SE Washington, DC 20019

  • Phone: (202) 675-9385

  • 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.


Olaiya’s Cradle

  • 739 Eighth Street SE, Washington DC 20003

  • Phone: (202) 675-8371

  • 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.


Covenant House DC

  • 2001 Mississippi Ave SE Washington, DC

  • Phone: (202) 610-9600

  • Offer a 36 bed emergency housing facility for youth ages 18-24. Provides street and community outreach. Has a transitional and support living apartment program for youth ages 18-24. Offers workforce development and job placements. Provides case management and childcare for the infants and toddlers of the parenting youth.


Latin American Youth Center Shelter Programs

  • 3045 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

  • Phone: (202) 400-5194

  • Host Homes:

    • Short Term: Provides emergency shelter for up to 21 days to homeless and runaway youth, ages 12-17. Youth will live in a host family home.

    • Family Preservation: Goal is to reunite youth with their family. Provides in-home family counseling, parent skills development, and mental health treatment to youth. Youth is housed with a host family for about five weeks.

    • Long Term: Helps older homeless youth, 18-21, transition to adulthood in a loving home. Program provides supportive services to the youth, the host family, and the youth’s biological family. These services include crisis intervention; individual, group, and family counseling; mental health assessments; advocacy; referrals; intensive case management; and transportation.

  • Transitional Living Programs:

    • LAYC’s Transitional Living programs provide housing to homeless or unstably housed youth between the ages of 18 and 21 for up to 18 months. Youth live in furnished apartments with or without a roommate. Program staff are on-call 24/7 and are stationed in the apartment buildings during the day. Residents receive life skills workshops, case management, and group recreational activities, as well as access to all LAYC services and programs. There are three residential sites with 32 beds total.


Wanda Alston House

  • 300 New Jersey N.W. Suite 900, Washington DC, 20001

  • Phone: (202) 465-8764

  • Offers pre-independent living services to homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16-24. These services include: Long-term transitional living (up to 18 months), Case management, Educational guidance and support, Job training and guidance and Support service referrals.


Emergency Shelters:

Federal City Shelter

  • 425 Mitch Snyder Place (2nd Street), NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • Phone: (202) 393-1909

  • Provides shelter to 1,350 men and women every night. 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 underserved, and preparing homeless men and woman to re-enter into mainstream society as skilled and productive citizens.


Women (and Children):

Luther Place Night Shelter

  • 1226 Vermont Ave., Washington, DC 20005

  • Phone: (202) 387-5464

  • Luther Place Night Shelter provides temporary night shelter for up to 31 women. During their stay, residents focus on gaining stability and access to income and housing resources. Dormitory-style transitional shelter opens from 4 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. weekdays; 4 p.m. - 9 a.m. weekends. During daytime hours, residents may choose to spend time in Bethany Women's Center or can use our Wellness Center services.


Calvary Transitional Housing Program

  • 1217 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020

  • Phone: (202) 678-2341

  • Calvary Transitional Housing Program receive support in moving out of homelessness while pursuing goals like addressing their mental and physical health, recovering from addiction, healing from trauma they may have experienced and securing income through employment or benefits.



  • 1217 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020

  • Phone: (202) 678-2341

  • Pathways is a transitional housing program that offers stability and support to women who have been chronically homeless. Pathways provides a safe, comfortable space where women build their individual skills and create community with others.


Sister Circle

  • 1217 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020

  • Phone: (202) 678-2341

  • Sister Circle is a permanent housing program for women who live independently and continue to receive long-term support while in recovery from substance addiction. Sister Circle provides a close-knit community of peer support.


Mt. Carmel House

  • 471 G Pl., NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • Phone: (202) 289-6315

  • Mt. Carmel House provides housing and intensive case management and wrap-around support to homeless women.



Mickey Leland House

  • 455 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • Phone: (202) 588-1375

  • Serves 15 men who are provided assistance with obtaining employment and permanent housing, and other help that prepares them for activities of daily living and self-sufficiency.


Emery Work Bed Program

  • 1725 Lincoln Road, NE, Washington, DC 20002

  • Phone: (202) 635-1041

  • Provides shelter and services to 100 men who are 18 years old and older. he primary objective is to assist men in sustaining employment and moving into permanent housing.


La Casa Transitional Rehabilitation Program

  • 1131 Spring Road, NW, Washington, DC 20010

  • Phone: (202) 882-1237

  • The program can serve up to 40 men who are 18 and older. All participants in the program receive an Individualized Service Plan (ISP). Service are provided in both English and Spanish.


The Webster House

  • 4326 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011

  • Phone: (202) 722-4544

  • To help foster responsibility, the men are assigned tasks to maintain the property. Supportive services include case management, employment and housing placement assistance, substance abuse counseling, life skills training and social skills development.


Central Union Mission Overnight Guest Shelter

  • 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • Phone: (202) 745-7118

  • Men who arrive at the Mission on a daily basis for a hot meal and shelter are accommodated in our Overnight Guest program. Their beds are reserved through our daily intake process, which occurs from 1:00pm to 6:00 pm. They can stay for 30 days initially and then are placed on a 15-day- in/15-day-out rotation to encourage them to find permanent housing. Offers them many wrap-around services and programs to help them achieve independence.


801 East Men’s Shelter

  • 2700 Martin Luther King Blvd., SE, Washington, DC 20032

  • Phone: (202) 561-4014

  • 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.


New Transitions

  • 611 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • Phone: 202-847-0211

  • New Transitions is a 24-month transitional housing program for women. Many residents have serious health concerns and have lived without stable housing for much of their lives. We offer specialized support to help New Transitions residents obtain suitable employment and appropriate long-term housing. Each woman works with a case manager to develop a treatment plan individualized to help each woman meet her goal of becoming self-reliant.


New Generations

  • 611 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • Phone: (202) 561-7625

  • New Generations is a 24-month family reunification transitional housing program for mothers and children. The program provides apartment housing for 15 reunifying families. In addition to individual support, our program helps mother and children strengthen family bonds; promotes parenting skills; and, provides children’s services to boost academic achievement. Support services provided at New Generations include parenting and life skills development; children’s services; family programs; and GED classes on-site in partnership with Ballou STAY.


New Hope

  • 3360 6th Street SE, Washington, DC 20032

  • Phone: (202) 561-0606

  • New Hope serves 10 women living with chronic illness. We help residents improve their nutrition, make healthier lifestyle choices, and better manage their illness. Roommate style apartments facilitate peer support, with women dedicated to helping and supporting each other to reach goals of improved health and self-sufficiency.


Adam’s Place

  • 2210 Adam's Place, NE, Washington, DC 20018

  • Phone: (202) 832-8317

  • 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. Opens at 7PM to 7AM.



Sasha Bruce Transitional Living Housing (TLH)

  • 4253 Barnaby Road, SE, Washington, DC 20032

  • Phone: (202) 524-4344

  • SBY’s Transitional Housing Program offers service-enriched apartment-style living for families exiting emergency shelters in the District of Columbia. 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.


Valley Place Family Apartments

  • 1357 Valley Place, SE, Suite 102, Washington, DC 20020

  • Phone: (202) 610-5560

  • Valley Place Family Apartments is located in a residential neighborhood and is specifically for families with children who have become homeless. Families live here temporarily while they prepare for independent living. There are 18 furnished apartments with 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms.


Spring Road Family Apartments

  • 1433 Spring Road NW, Washington, DC 20010

  • Phone: (202) 726-2230

  • Provides residential housing and supportive services to 28 homeless families. Services include substance abuse counseling, case management, life skills, limited child-care, employment and housing placement assistance.


Trinity Arms

  • 305 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • Phone: (202) 347-0511

  • Offers a two-year transitional housing program for homeless families. Families receive 2 years of temporary housing in an apartment unit and social services designed to help them move toward self-sufficiency.


Food Banks:

Thrive D.C.

  • 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

  • Phone: (202) 737-9311

  • Monday through Friday.

    • Morning Schedule: 8:30AM: Doors open and coffee, bagels, and sandwiches are offered. 9:30AM: Hot breakfast is served. 10AM: Emergency groceries and referrals provided. 11AM: Enrichment activity.

    • Night Schedule: 3PM: Door open and clients can enjoy snacks, laundry, and showers. 4PM: Enrichment and therapeutic activities. 5PM: Dinner is served. 6PM: Closing time.


So Others May Eat (SOME)

  • 71 O Street, NW, Washington DC 20001

  • Phone: (202) 797-8806

  • Open everyday. Provides breakfast from 7-8:30AM and lunch from 11AM to 1PM.


Washington City Church of the Brethren Nutrition Program

  • 337 North Carolina Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

  • Phone: (202) 546-8706

  • Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11:30AM to 1:30PM


Father McKenna Food Pantry

  • 19 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • Phone: (202) 842-1112

  • The Food Pantry is open each day (Monday – Friday) from 11 am to 12 noon. Families seeking food assistance come, check-in and are provided the opportunity to receive a dozen eggs, a half-gallon of milk, meat, fresh bread and produce, and a selection of rice and pasta, cereal, canned vegetables and fruit, tuna and other quality foods to support a healthy diet. Families may visit the Food Pantry twice per month, with two weeks between visits.


Clinic/HIV/STD Testing:

Christ House

  • 1717 Columbia Road, NW, Washington DC 20009

  • Phone: (202) 328-1100

  • Twenty-four-hour medical care is provided by staff physicians, nurse practitioners, and a team of nurses and nursing assistants. They evaluate and treat patients, perform tests, change dressings, manage medications and provide immunizations and pre and post operative care.


Georgetown Ministry Center

  • 1041 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

  • Phone: (202) 338-8301

  • Has two psychiatrists and a general practitioner who come to GMC weekly. They perform basic health assessments in our center, write prescriptions, and give referrals.


So Others May Eat (SOME)

  • 71 O Street, NW, Washington DC 20001

  • Phone: (202) 797-8806

  • Medical clinic open Monday-Thursday for walk-ins 8:00-11AM & 1:00-3:00PM. Fridays from 8AM-12PM. Dental clinic open Monday through Friday 8:00-11AM & 1:00-3PM.


Unity Health Center

  • 3924 Minnesota Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20019

  • Phone: (202) 398-9693

  • Open Mondays through Fridays from 8AM to 10PM.


Whitman Walker Clinic

  • 1407 S. Street N.W., Washington, DC 20009

  • Phone: (202) 745-7000

  • The clinic's medical services include anonymous HIV antibody testing and counseling, venereal disease clinic, pharmacy, and on-site laboratory. The clinic offers AIDS support services (case management, legal services, support groups, and financial help) and AIDS education services, as well as providing housing and substance abuse services.


Blair Underwood Healthcare Center

  • 2141 K St. NW, Suite 606, Washington DC, DC 20037

  • Phone: (202) 293-8680

  • Free HIV and STD testing.


Domestic Violence Shelters:

House of Ruth (8 Shelters)

  • Phone: 202-667-7001

  • Operates three safe houses (Madison, New Beginnings, and Unity) for women who were victims of domestic violence. Operates five safe houses (Freedom Place, Herspace, Hope Rising, A New Way, Reunified Families) for women and children who were victims of domestic violence.


New Horizons

  • Phone: (202) 561-1010

  • New Horizons provides permanent supportive housing to 17 families of women and children, with specialized services for those who are recovering from domestic abuse. Each family receives support services to address and variety of challenges, and to heal from abuse and trauma, so that they may achieve long-term stability. Like our other permanent supportive housing, New Horizons offers residents their own apartment and tailored services led by a case manager.


My Sister’s Place: Sanctuary Plus

  • Phone: (202) 529-5261

  • Offers shelter for up to 45 women and children. The 9,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility features 15 bedrooms, a childrenís resource center, a secure playground, and a commercial kitchen with a full-time chef who plans nutritious meals for families. During their approximately 90-day stay at Sanctuary Plus, residents develop and pursue goals towards long-term safety and independence.


U.S. Vets

  • 111 K St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

  • Phone: (202) 545-1660

  • Serves 85 veterans daily, and also provides employment assistance and housing support to veterans and their families.


Chesapeake Health Education Program (CHEP)

  • CHEP (11E) Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902

  • Phone: (410) 642-1857

  • The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has a longstanding service mission to provide transitional housing to homeless and/or disabled veterans.

Substance Abuse:

  • Blair Transitional Rehabilitation Program

  • 635 1 Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

  • Phone: (202) 727-2832

  • Serves 85 men with substance abuse problems. Focuses on substance abuse counseling, education, financial management, job readiness, employment and housing placement assistance. Must be 18 years old to enter.

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