The Brooks is a new Short-Term Family Housing facility and a new program at Friendship Place serving families experiencing homelessness. Families moving into the facility will reside in a care-conducive environment where they can heal and start the process of rebuilding.
The Brooks allows Friendship Place staff to deliver meaningful care. The six-story building has 50 apartment-like units, a computer lab, play areas, and a lounge for homework. Families have access to 24-hour staffing and receive personalized, one-on-one case management that allows them to quickly transition out of the facility into stable housing.
How to Support the Brooks
It is important for The Brooks to have flexible funding to best meet the needs of each family as they transition into stable housing. The Neighbor to Neighbor Fund is a pot of funding to be allocated directly to families for everything from SmarTrip cards to food, school supplies, and other needs. Every gift to this fund is being matched by one of our neighbors.
Families will arrive at The Brooks in need of many day-to-day necessities. To help families feel both welcomed and supported, we plan to give every family a ‘Welcome Basket’ that helps them navigate the neighborhood and includes essential items (toiletries, etc.) that Friendship Place has determined are most urgently needed.
In-kind donations of new toys for children of all ages are welcomed. Please click here for an up-to-date Child’s Play wish list. At this time, we cannot accept used clothing and toys.
Who We Serve
Ward 3 Short-Term Family Housing Facility focuses on providing quality service and housing to 50 previously homeless families, while increasing residents quality of life through supportive services and linkage to resources.
For more information about the Ward 3 Short-Term Family Housing Facility, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brooks will receive all referrals for placement directly from the Department of Human Services. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and would like to be assessed for eligibility for Short-Term Family Housing service, please complete an assessment at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center located at 920-A Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018.