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If you’re experiencing homelessness, Friendship Place welcomes you with the deepest respect.

Friendship Place Services

  • If you need a safe, friendly place to come in out of the cold or heat on a weekday, have a cup of coffee or something to eat, do laundry or wash clothes, use the phone or internet, or pick up toiletries or other necessities, visit our Welcome Center. See address and hours below.
  • If you’re experiencing homelessness and need to see a doctor or psychiatrist, visit our Welcome Center Clinic. See address and hours below.
  • If you’re in need of housing or would like to apply for one of our shelters, come to our Welcome Center for an intake. See address and hours below.
  • If you would like to speak to a case manager, visit our Welcome Center. See address and hours below.
  • If you’re a veteran experiencing or at risk of homelessness, call the Veterans First screening line at 202.658.9599.
  • If you’re looking for a job so that you can afford housing, call AimHire at 202.248.0496.
  • If you’re experiencing or at risk of homelessness and are 17 to 29 years old, call Before Thirty at 202.248.0496.
  • If you have income but can’t find housing you can afford, come to our Welcome Center for an intake for Direct Housing. See hours below.

Welcome Center

4713 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Drop-In Hours

  • Mondays: 9am – 12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesdays: 9am – 12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • Wednesdays: Closed
  • Thursdays: 9am – 12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • Fridays: Closed

For further details please call our Welcome Center staff (202.364.1419) or email

Before Thirty

Call 202.364.1419 or visit the Welcome Center.


202.248.0496 (Please call for appointment.)

Other DC Resources

Download our Pocket Guide – A miniature hand-out of all the area services with phone numbers, address and hours of operation. You can keep this in your wallet or purse as a reference or you can pass them out to neighbors you know that would benefit from them. 

If you need shelter tonight, please call the DC Shelter Hotline at 800.535.7252. The Hotline will direct you to an overnight shelter. If it’s below 32 degrees outside, they will send a van to pick you up and take you to a shelter. Friendship Place does not operate any overnight shelters.

If you’re looking for subsidized housing with no case management, see the Affordable Housing Resources section of DC’s Coordinated Entry System Resource Manual.

For a listing of services and resources at other agencies in DC – Housing, Employment, Health Care, Recovery, Legal, Domestic Violence, Meals and Food, Literacy – see DC’s Coordinated Entry System Resource Manual.

Your Donation Helps End Homelessness!

Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2022, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for 4,497 people, including 600 children in families and 750 veterans. We empowered 136 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 3,432 people in 2020. 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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