Women & Families


Friendship Place is dedicated to supporting women at risk or experiencing homelessness in rebuilding their lives and achieving a life of stability for their self and their family. About 90% of the participants we serve in our permanent supportive housing (PSH) and rapid-rehousing programs are single mothers. Here are a few of the many ways we help women and families in our community:

Click here to see a full list of our programs

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.

Neighbors First – Families

Neighbors First Families provides PSH for highly-vulnerable, chronically homeless families. All families in the program are provided with permanent housing, along with comprehensive long-term case management support that ensures their stability. Neighbors First Families gives families who have faced extreme hardship a better quality of life, in both the short and long term. Click here to learn more.

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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 housing and rebuild their lives. Click here to learn more.

Veronica House

Veronica House is a group home that serves five formerly homeless unaccompanied women. The PSH program has been a partnership between Community Housing Trust and Friendship Place since 1994. Friendship Place staff provides intensive case management to participants at the residence.

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 2019, our programs ended or prevented homelessness for 1,437 people, including 482 children in families and 558 veterans. We empowered 219 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get jobs through innovative, state-of-the-art job placement services. Friendship Place's programs collectively served a total of 3,305 people in 2019. Make a donation today in support of our work to end homelessness. Questions? Please feel free to call our fundraising office, 202.503.2970.

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