Events

Friendship Place offers a variety of great events each year to support our mission to end homelessness in the DC region. No matter where your interests lie, whether you’re looking to learn more about our work, to enjoy a music concert, or just looking for an academically enriching engagement, we have you covered. View our list of events below or contact Chris Rutledge at crutledge@friendshipplace.org for more information. Looking for photos from our past events? Click here.

  • 2020 Symposium: Housing Solutions | The Journey Home

    • Thursday, October 08, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Virtual | Where you are

    Friendship Place will host its annual Symposium around the topic, “Housing Solutions: The Journey Home.” We’re pleased to have NYU as a co-sponsor of this year’s event!

    Our panel of community leaders will discuss the journey a family takes from short-term housing to voucher-supported housing programs, to low-cost options in the area. Our goal is to lay out concrete steps non-profit organizations, advocates, and corporations can work together to facilitate that journey.

  • Friendship Walks 2020

    • Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Virtual

    Friendship Walks is our annual walk focused on ending homelessness in the Washington D.C. region. This year, we will be walking together, virtually, towards the common goal of bringing awareness and resources to the fight to end homelessness. Join us!

    All proceeds benefit Friendship Place. Our gratitude to our friends and neighbors who help make this event possible year after year.

    Past Events

  • Open Doors at Friendship Place

      Friendship Place Community Center, Washington DC

      A free, informal, 45-minute introduction to the work of Friendship Place for individuals and groups who want to learn how our community is creating lasting and permanent solutions to homelessness in innovative ways. This is a community discussion and not a fundraising event. For event location and to reserve your spot, please RSVP to Chris Rutledge, crutledge@friendshipplace.org or 202.503.2968. In cases where no one RSVPs, we cancel the event, so make sure to let us know if you want to come. We can also bring Open Doors to your congregation, school, workplace, or any other group that wishes to learn about effective solutions to homelessness. Contact Chris to set this up.

    • Sing Out for Shelter A Cappella Concert

      • Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 8:00 pm
      Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, Washington DC

      RSVP now for the 28th Annual Sing Out for Shelter (S.O.S.) a cappella concert, organized by the Augmented Eight. For its twenty-eight anniversary, the extraordinary singers in Augmented 8 will bring together the best of contemporary a cappella music. All are welcome to join us for this wonderful evening of vocal harmony that’s attended and enjoyed by hundreds of neighbors.

    • 16th Annual Friends & Neighbors Fundraising Breakfast

      • Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
      Virtual | Your home!

      Friendship Place’s most dedicated supporters were invited to a very special event showcasing our legacy of working to end homelessness in the DC region.

      RSVP Required: Please email Chris Rutledge for more information, crutledge@friendshipplace.org.

       

    • Music of Friends (MOF) Virtual Chamber Music Concert

      • Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Your computer, phone, or other internet connected device

      Did you miss the event? It’s not too late to enjoy it! Grab a cocktail, find your favorite spot home, and experience the best in classical music. Music of Friends featured nationally acclaimed musicians who have played for organizations such as the National Symphony Orchestra, the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

    • Benjamin Cooper Awards

      • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      St Alban's Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC - Nourse Hall

      The Benjamin E. Cooper Awards recognize outstanding contributions by members of our community to the cause of ending homelessness. All are invited to join us in recognizing the great work of this year’s honorees:

      Mary Cheh, Charlie Betts, Ansar Khan, and Anne Morrison

       

      Thank you to all of this year’s guests and honorees. You can find a press release on Councilmember Cheh’s speech by clicking here.

       

    • Feast with Friends

      • Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
      St. Columba's Episcopal Church

      Our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and other individuals and families in need, were invited to join Friendship Place for a free warm Thanksgiving meal. Take a look at photos from the event!

    • 8th Annual Winter Warmth Clothing and Food Drive

      • Sunday, December 08, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
      Washington Hebrew Congregation

      Families and individuals in need are invited to attend our annual clothing and holiday hot meal drive. Guests are also welcome to free haircuts and shaving. Free shuttle bus services from Tenleytown redline metro station will also be available.

      For more information about attending, please click here. 

      DONATION INFORMATION Please donate new or gently used winter essentials to help our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. We are collecting coats, scarves, hats, gloves, boots, long underwear and warm socks. For more information about winter item donations and drop off to Washington Hebrew Congregation or for any other questions, please contact Kate Belinski kate.belinski@gmail.com

      For more information about donating, please click here.

    • Holiday Open House (Hoho)

      • Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Saint Luke's Mission Center - 3655 Calvert St NW

      Join us for our special year-end party, Holiday Open House. RSVP to celebrate the year over great music, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. Come to meet and mingle with other Friendship Place friends while celebrating the difference we’ve made together this year.

    Your Donation Helps End Homelessness!

    Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2019, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for more than 1,437 people, including 482 children in families and 558 veterans. We empowered 219 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services. Friendship Place's programs collectively served a total of 3,305 people in 2019. Make a donation today in support of our work to end homelessness. Questions? Please feel free to call our fundraising office, 202.503.2970.

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