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Friendship Place Receives $50,000 Grant from Open Society of George Soros Foundation

Washington, DC – Friendship Place was recently granted $50,000 from the George Soros Open Society Foundation.

The Open Society Foundations’ Washington DC Community Grants Initiative was founded in 2005 to support low-income families and promote youth leadership and development in Washington and Prince George’s County.

In light of the severity and wide-ranging consequences of the housing crisis in the Washington metropolitan region, Open Society elected to partner with local organizations working to create affordable housing and reduce homelessness in 2014-2015.

Friendship Place not only plays a critical role on the front lines of homelessness prevention in Washington D.C., it also works behind the scenes with policymakers and coalition partners to attack the roots of the problem. Through its leadership with the Way Home Campaign, Veterans NOW and the 25 Cities Initiative, Friendship Place has made the elimination of chronic homelessness a real possibility in Washington.

Friendship Place – FriendshipPlace.org – empowers individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community. Through innovative leadership and community engagement, we provide effective, customized programs, including street outreach, shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, health care, job placement, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, and specialized services for veterans and youth.

Your Donation Helps End Homelessness!

Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2020, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for 2,664 people, including 606 children in families and 661 veterans. We empowered 200 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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