La Casa Division

  • Katie Schwartz, LICSW,

    Director La Casa Division

    Katie Schwartz will assume the position of Director of La Casa in October 2018, bringing to Friendship Place a decade of experience working in DC agencies serving homeless and at-risk populations, including Horton’s Kids, the 801 East Transitional Rehabilitation Program of Catholic Charities, the Child and Family Services Agency, and the Kolmac Clinic. Most recently she has held positions supervising social work teams for DC Public Schools and for the National Center for Children and Families. She has extensive experience working with people dealing with challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, neglect, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders and psychotic disorders.

    Katie has a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.S.W. from the Catholic University of America.  

  • Joyce Washington,

    Assistant Director La Casa Division 202.986.0237

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