Veteran Services

Friendship Place is a leader in the Washington D.C. Metro region in the national campaign to end homelessness among veterans. Friendship Place is a recipient of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans First is a Rapid Rehousing program working with veteran households in the Washington D.C. Metro area utilizing innovative, person centered practice to create a lasting impact toward ending and preventing veteran homelessness.

We believe in a person-centered, individualized method of building and supporting self-respect, confidence, and dignity of each veteran and veteran family we serve.


Who We Are

The Veterans First program at Friendship Place is a leading provider of housing stability to veterans and their families in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The Veterans First program is supported under the Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) Grant. The program focuses upon achieving housing stability within 90-days through case management services.


Our Services

  • Case management
  • Employment services and job placement
  • Benefit services


To schedule a screening for services call: 202.658.9599


Where We Serve

The Veterans First program serves Washington D.C. and the counties of Fairfax (VA), Loudoun (VA), Prince William (VA), Arlington (VA), Prince George (MD), Montgomery (MD) and Frederick (MD) as well as the City of Alexandria (VA).



To participate in our program, Veterans must:

  • Not have a dishonorable discharge
  • Be below the 50% median income for their area
  • Be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless


*National Guard and Reservists who were activated by Presidential Order to serve in another State or Country (beyond their initial training) and received a DD-214 with an other than dishonorable discharge are also eligible for this program

How You Can Help

  • Donate
  • Volunteer
  • Pledge to hire one of our Veterans
  • Become a community partner of Veterans First


For assistance, call our Veterans Services screening line at 202.658.9599.

For more information on how you can help end Veterans homelessness in the DC region, please call to speak with one of our staff at 202.248.2801.

CARF Gold Seal of Accreditation
CARF has accredited Friendship Place for its Veterans First program. CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

Connect with us    202.364.1419
phone: 202.364.1419

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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