Our Impact

Your support for Friendship Place has a lasting impact. In 2016, Friendship Place’s programs collectively ended or prevented homelessness for 1,372 people through creative, customized housing solutions, and empowered 130 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services.


Street outreach to 170 individuals, including 46 new to Friendship Place, providing everything from life-saving necessities, such as hand-warmers and bottled water, to on-the-street case management and peer support.

Drop-In and Free Clinic

Meals, coffee, basic needs, showers and laundry, phone and internet, and case management. 757 visitors at our Welcome Center. 540 primary care consultations and 198 psychiatric consultations.

Congregation-Based Shelters and Transitional Apartments

35 individuals. All residents who participated in our AimHire employment program graduated to stable permanent housing.

Direct Housing

Privately funded rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention. Secured private-market housing for 174 people (including 17 children in the families served) with average monthly income of $1,391. Prevented homelessness for 12 households (21individuals, including 9 children) with average income of $1,655.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Housing with ongoing services for highly vulnerable, formerly homeless men and women. 633 people housed (251 single adults plus 113 families encompassing 382 total family members), with a housing stability rate of 99%.


Placed 130 men and women into jobs with 64 stably housed as well, with a three-month job retention rate of 78%. Five were placed in salaried positions (average of $51,069); the rest in hourly positions (average of $13.44 per hour). Also facilitated 17 increased-income placements. 28% of participants were heads of household (with spouse and/or children) and 36% were ex-offenders.

Veterans First

Rapid rehousing for 293 households (368 individuals); 88% of graduates exited successfully to permanent housing. Homelessness prevention for 115 households (261 people); 97% of graduates exited to stable housing. 89% of all households had incomes below 30% of the Area Median Income. In exit surveys, 95% of participants said they would recommend Veterans First to other veterans in need.

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phone: 202.364.1419
mail: info@friendshipplace.org

Welcome Center
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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