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 for more information.

  • Open Doors at Friendship Place

    • Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 6:30 pm
    • Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 6:30 pm
    • Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 6:30 pm
    • Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 6:30 pm
    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, 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 (SOS) A Cappella Concert

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 8:00 pm
    Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, Washington DC

    For its twenty-seventh anniversary, the extraordinary singers in Augmented 8 will bring together the best of contemporary a cappella music. This year, the concert will feature five beloved local and national groups. All are welcome to join us for this wonderful evening of music that’s attended and enjoyed by hundreds of our neighbors. Click here to RSVP.

    SOS supports organizations that help people experiencing homelessness in the DC region, including Friendship Place. 

  • Spring Symposium: Homeward DC

    • Tuesday, April 02, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    NYU Washington, DC | 1307 L St NW, Washington, DC 20005

    Homelessness is a solvable issue, and DC is united in its vision to prevent it, or make the experience rare, brief, and non-recurring. Where are we on the path to making this a reality? Friendship Place has invited regional and national experts to discuss Homeward DC, a strategic partnership (between the DC government, nonprofits providers, advocates, persons experiencing homelessness, business partners, and the philanthropic community) to end homelessness in the area by 2020. Join us to learn about the progress, barriers, and concrete plans for making Homeward DC a success. Click here to RSVP.

    Laura Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services (DHS)
    Kristy Greenwalt, Director, DC Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH)
    Brianne Nadeau, DC Councilmember, Ward 1
    Waldon Adams, Coordinated Entry Outreach Specialist, Pathways to Housing DC
    Jennifer Knox, Lead Organizer, Washington Interfaith Network
    Bruce McNamer, President & CEO, Greater Washington Community Foundation

    Ray Suarez
    Broadcast Journalist, NPR and John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies, Amherst College

    Refreshments will be served. Reception begins at 6 pm and the Symposium begins at 7 pm.

    For more information, please contact Chris Rutledge,

  • Music of Friends (MOF) French Embassy Concert

    • Sunday, June 02, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Embassy of France: 4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington

    Music of Friends is our annual Sunday afternoon chamber music concert at the French Embassy’s beautiful campus. The event features renowned musicians performing works by Rossini, Beethoven, Bach and Meyer. RSVP by clicking here. Proceeds from Music of Friends benefit Friendship Place. Our special gratitude to the Embassy of France for hosting us year after year, and the musicians who volunteer their time to benefit our homeless neighbors. For more information, contact Chris Rutledge,

  • Friendship Walks 2019

    • Saturday, November 09, 2019 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    National Mall, Washington DC

    9:30am registration and fun  |  10:30am walking begins

    Friendship Walks is a 1.5 mile fun and peaceful walk around the National Mall focused on ending homelessness in the Washington D.C. region. All proceeds benefit Friendship Place, a nonprofit organization that offers the most effective model for addressing homelessness, with innovative programs that empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs, and reconnect with friends, family, and the community, permanently! Registering for the walk is easy. And you can either walk with us or create your own team by inviting your friends, family, and coworkers. Together, we’re going take one big step (several, actually) to ending homelessness in the DC region. Registration to open in June. To learn more, visit or contact Chris Rutledge,

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Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2017, Friendship Place’s programs collectively ended or prevented homelessness for 3,600 people through creative, customized housing solutions, and empowered 290 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services. Make a donation today in support of our work to end homelessness.

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