Friendship Place Walk Media Advisory

Annual Walk to End Homelessness will be on the National Mall

Event To Highlight Street Outreach Work with Theme, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’

About Friendship Place Walk:

Proceeds from the Friendship Place Walk will directly support innovative programs aimed at empowering participants to rebuild their lives. Visit to learn more. 

Event Highlights:

  • Commencement at the Lincoln Memorial
  • Entertainment by DJ EZ Street
  • Warm-up and fitness sessions
  • Inspiring speeches from political figures
  • Accounts from Friendship Place street outreach workers and individuals with lived experiences of homelessness
  • A solidarity walk around the National Mall

What we have for kids:

  • A dance party
  • Informative activities
  • A bubble machine and candy wall
  • Photo stations
  • Opportunities to meet princesses and superhero mascots

About Friendship Place

Friendship Place, established in 1991, has evolved from its street outreach efforts in the NW DC region to become the leading nonprofit dedicated to eradicating homelessness in the Washington, DC region. The organization now has a force of nearly 200 dedicated staff members and operates seven facilities, including The Brooks, Valley Place, and soon, The Aston. Friendship Place serves 5,000 individuals, including families with children, youth, and veterans, through a partnership with the Veterans Affairs, and provides homelessness prevention assistance, rehousing, medical services, and more, playing a pivotal role in Homeward DC, a comprehensive plan to “make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring” developed by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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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