Friendship Place is the leading organization ending homelessness in the Washington metro region. We know that there is a proven solution to homelessness: a place to live. That’s why we have several different programs to help people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness find and keep stable housing. Our programs are grounded on the state-of-the-art “Housing First” model of homeless services, which removes all barriers to housing, such as employability, sobriety, and incarceration history. At Friendship Place, we meet people where they are.

Friendship Place helps thousands of people each year through a number of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programs and housing services for Veterans. We additionally operate a short-term housing facility. Learn about all of our housing programs below.

Learn about our other programs and services:

Job Placement  |  Street Outreach  |  Drop-In Center  | Free Clinic

Permanent Supportive Housing

Friendship Place’s PSH programs are designed to empower people with serious mental health challenges, addictions, physical illnesses and/or disabilities to transition into housing and rebuild their lives. Year after year, our Permanent Supportive Housing programs achieve housing stability rates of better than 99 percent.

Neighbors First – Families

Neighbors First Families provides PSH for highly-vulnerable, chronically homeless families. All families in the program are supported with comprehensive long-term case management to ensure stability and a better quality of life. Click here to learn more.

Neighbors First Individuals

Neighbors First Individuals empowers highly-vulnerable single persons who are experiencing chronic homelessness, coupled with serious disability (mental health challenges, addictions, or physical illnesses) to transition into PSH and rebuild their lives. Click here to learn more.

La Casa

La Casa is a 40 unit PSH building for chronically homeless men, located in the Columbia Heights area of Washington, DC. The program’s highly vulnerable residents receive comprehensive on-site case management, supportive services, as well as 24/7 assistance. La Casa follows the housing first model. Click here to learn more.

Veterans Services

Veterans First

Veterans First is a leading provider of rapid rehousing and homeless prevention services to veterans and their families in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The program utilizes innovative, person-centered practices to create a lasting impact toward ending and preventing veteran homelessness. Friendship Place is a recipient of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here to learn more.

Short-Term Housing

The Brooks

Studies have shown that smaller, less populated facilities are much more effective in empowering residents to make permanent life changes than large, impersonal, overnight shelters. The Brooks is a new Short-Term Family Housing facility in Ward 3 where Friendship Place staff provide dignified care and personalized case-management that help parents and children experiencing homelessness quickly transition into stable housing. The 50-unit building has a computer lab, play areas, and a lounge for homework.

Need Help?

Each of our program pages has contact information for the appropriate staff members. Not sure which program is right for you? Please call our Welcome Center staff at 202.364.1419 or email info@friendshipplace.org.

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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