Veterans and Homelessness in the District

Veterans are at increased risk of homelessness, due to their increased rates of combat-induced mental disorders like PTSD. 4% of the people experiencing homelessness in the District are veterans, but this is well below the national proportion of 9%.

This is in part thanks to Friendship Place’s Veterans First program, which provides rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention services to our country’s bravest. The program served 739 veterans in 2022, equal to 21.7% of the population of unhoused individuals in the District that year.

Your Donation Helps End Homelessness!

Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2023, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for 4,993 people, including 1,507 children in families and 670 veterans. We empowered 167 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. Questions? Please feel free to call our fundraising office, 202.957.7834.

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