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Basic Resource List for People Who Are Homeless in Washington, DC

There are several outreach teams who rotate between parks, alleys, and on the street daily engaging individuals, assisting them with meeting basic life needs including Coordinated Entry for housing with wrap around services. When making a referral for services, client information is confidential. Information pertaining to the individual's case plan or engagement with a specific agency is not shared.

Outreach Services and Day Programs with Comprehensive Services

  1. Pathways to Housing ( Golden Triangle, Downtown BID, Union Station)
    202 441-3226
    contact - Christine Elwell, PhD, Outreach Program Coordinator
  2. Friendship Place
    202 747-4231
    contact - Michael O'Neil
  3. Georgetown Ministries Services
    202 338-8301
    contact - Roy Witherspoon

Emergency Response

Case Managers are not emergency responders. Call 911 in an emergency. If someone is obviously mentally ill; demonstrates threatening behavior call 911 immediately and contact Mobile Psychiatric Outreach 202 793-4357.

Psychiatric Services ( Department of Behavioral Health)

  • Homeless Outreach Program through DBH- 202 673-9124
    DBH provides behavioral health services and supports to unique populations, including individuals who are deaf/hearing impaired, limited or no English speaking, or who have co-occurring intellectual disabilities. For an appointment, please call (202) 442-4202 or the ACCESS Helpline at 1-888-793-4357.
  • Same Day Urgent Care
    You can walk into a clinic and be seen the same day without an appointment from 8:30 am to 3 pm. Services include assessment, counseling, psychiatric evaluation and medication management. You may be referred to a community provider for ongoing care. If you have questions, please call (202) 442-4202.

Inclement Weather Conditions

Hypothermia Hotline 800 535-7252
Shelters remain open during the day during extreme heat. Cooling centers are announced on local radio and TV stations.

Medical Walk in Clinics

All patients are assisted with DC Health Care Alliance at medical sites, case management programs, and walk in centers.

  1. Unity Health Care
    425 2nd Street, NW
    M-F, 8:30a.m-4:30 p.m, S- 7:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
  2. Christ House
    1717 Columbia Road, NW
    M,T,Th,F 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m
  3. N Street Village (women)
    14th and N, NW at Bethany Women's Center
    T/Th-8a.m.-12p.m.

Families

ALL FAMILIES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GO THROUGH THE VIRGINIA WILLIAMS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER. NO FAMILY WILL BE PROCESSED FOR HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES UNLESS THEY FIRST GO THROUGH INTAKE AT THE WILLIAMS CENTER.

33 N Street, NW, M-F 9;00a.m.-4:00p.m. 724-4208

Showers and Laundry

Women

Bethany Women's Center
N Street Village, 14th and N NW
M-F, 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. S, S, Holidays- 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Men

Father McKenna Center
19 "I" Street, NW
M-F 8:30-10:45a.m.

Men and Women

So Others Might Eat
71 O Street, NW
M-F 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m

Thrive, D.C.
St Stephan's Episcopal Church
16th and Newton, NW
M-F 9a.m.-5:00p.m

Meal Programs

Miriam's Kitchen
2401 Virginia Avenue, NW
M-F- 6:30a.m.-8:30a.m. 4:45-5:45p.m.

So Others Might Eat
71 O Street, NW
M-S 7:30-8:30a.m., 11:30a.m.1:00p.m.

Thrive DC
1525 Newton Street, NW
M-F 8:30-11:30a.m.

Dinner Program for Women at Thrive DC
M-F 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

The Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street, NW
SUNDAY ONLY- 8:00a.m.-9:30a.m.

Shelter

ALL EMERGENCY SHELTER PROGRAMS ARE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. PEOPLE REQUESTING SHELTER MUST BE AT THE LOCATION AT 4:30P.M.TO INQUIRE ABOUT AVAILABILITY. NO PHONE CALLS.
Shelter Hotline: 800 535-7252

Women

Open Door
425 2nd, St, NW

Harriet Tubman
1900 Mass., Ave., SE

CCNV
425 2nd Street, NW

Men

Adams Place
2210 Adams Place NE

New York Avenue Shelter
1355 New York Avenue, NE

CCNV
425 2nd Street, NW

    

   

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