Shelter & Transitional Housing

Shelter

 

Friendship Place partners with five area congregations to provide shelter and transitional housing in comfortable, homelike settings. These are truly win-win collaborations – the congregations host the shelters and provide caring volunteers, while Friendship Place’s case managers help the residents establish and achieve goals for rebuilding their lives.

Studies have shown that small, personalized, service-enriched shelters are much more effective in empowering residents to make permanent life changes than large, impersonal, overnight shelters.

The Haven – a collaboration between Friendship Place and St. Columba’s Episcopal Church – houses five women, who can stay for up to one year.

Metropolitan House – a collaboration between Friendship Place and the Metropolitan Church – provides transitional housing for four women. Placements are reserved for women who are participating in our AimHire program, to provide stable housing for them as they look for and start new jobs.

St. Paul’s Shelter for Men – a collaboration between Friendship Place and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – houses five men, who may stay for up to six months.

St. Luke’s AimHire Shelter – a collaboration between Friendship Place and the Metropolitan Church – provides transitional housing for seven men. Placements are reserved for men who are participating in our AimHire program, to provide stable housing for them as they look for and start new jobs.

AimHire Work Apartments – efficiency units rented by St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (two units) and National Presbyterian Church (one unit) – provide transitional housing for AimHire participants as they start their jobs, to give them an opportunity to save money for housing of their own.

 

Get Involved

We invite your congregation to consider creating a shelter or housing partnership with Friendship Place. Our staff and our current partners are eager to provide guidance and technical assistance to your group.

Contact

Sean Read, Welcome Center Director
202.364.1419
sread@friendshipplace.org

 

Emergency Shelter

Friendship Place does not operate emergency shelters. If you see someone outside in bad weather who is in need of care:

  • During Friendship Place Welcome Center hours, call 202.364.1419 and ask to speak with staff.
  • When the Welcome Center is closed, please call the DC Shelter Hotline at 800.535.7252. The Hotline will send a van to check on the person and provide transportation to a shelter.
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phone: 202.364.1419
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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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