Open Doors at Friendship Place

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Thursday, November 16,  2017 | 6:30 pm

Thursday, December 14,  2017 | 6:30 pm

An 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 Alan to set this up.


Friendship Walks 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 10:30 am
National Mall
Washington, DC

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.

For more information, please visit



Sing Out for Shelter

Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 8 pm

Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church

3401 Nebraska Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC


DC’s Augmented 8 is sponsoring the 25th Annual “Sing Out for Shelter” (SOS) concert to benefit DC’s homeless.

This year, they will be joined onstage by the renowned Princeton University Tigertones, the Washington Waldorf School Chamber Singers, and other special guests.

Portion of proceeds benefit homeless charities in the Washington area, including Friendship Place.

Get full details, purchase tickets online securely through Eventbrite.
As in prior years, the concert will be held at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church at the corner of Nebraska and New Mexico avenues, NW. (Directions). Free parking in church lot or right across Nebraska Avenue in the AU School of International Service underground garage.



Spring Symposium: LGBTQ Young Adults and Homelessness

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 6 pm – 8 pm

George Washington University

Jack Morton Auditorium

805 21st St NW,

Washington, DC

Tickets: Free!


This year’s discussion will center around the issue of homelessness among LGBTQ Young adults (17-24) and what organizations like Friendship Place can do to ensure those individuals have a place to call home.


Panelists: TBA

For more information, contact Zachary Tobler at


13th Annual Friends & Neighbors Fundraising Breakfast


For more information, contact Leah Craft at





The Music of Friends

French Embassy Concert

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 1:30pm – 3:30 pm

Reception following the concert

The Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road NW


A chamber music concert benefiting Friendship Place featuring the Potomac Trio with Charles Nilles performing works by Rossini, Beethoven, Bach and Meyer.

Our special gratitude to the Embassy of France for hosting us and the musicians for volunteering their time to benefit our homeless neighbors.


General Admission: $50, with additional donations welcomed.

Purchase Tickets:


For more information, contact Chris Rutledge


19th Annual Benjamin E. Cooper Awards

Date: TBA
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Tickets: Free!

2017 Honorees: TBA

The Benjamin E. Cooper Awards recognize outstanding contributions by members of our community to the cause of ending homelessness. At the time of his tragic death at the age of 17, in 1997, Georgetown Day School student Ben Cooper was a committed and enthusiastic volunteer at Friendship Place.
His encouragement of those coming through the doors for help inspired both staff and other volunteers. We are honored to give this annual award in Ben’s memory. Our special thanks to Ben’s parents, Judith Areen and Richard Cooper, for their faithful support of the event throughout its 18-year history

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4713 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC 20016

Welcome Center Hours
Mondays: 8:30am - 11:30am and 1pm - 4pm
Tuesdays: By appointment only
Wednesdays | Thursdays: 8:30am - 11:30am and 1pm - 3pm
Fridays: Closed

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