Pathways to Housing
~They have a housing program called Housing First.
~ “Housing First means there are no conditions that have to be met before the person moves in.”
~Housing is provided in apartments that are spread throughout the District, with each client holding their own lease.
~ “After receiving housing first, every client is matched with a support team (Assertive Community Treatment Team, Veterans Housing First Team and/or Permanent Supportive Housing Team) comprised of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, certified addictions counselors, employment specialists, and peer health specialists.”
~They also have a Street Outreach Program.
~ “The goal of our street outreach program is to connect people living on the street with housing and the life saving services they need.”
~Staff members help meet the basic needs of homeless individuals, like food, clothing, showers, laundry, transportation services, identification, etc…
~Then, they help each individual access housing, employment, medical care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and other services.
~Additionally, their “nurse practitioner and psychiatrist conduct street visits to engage people with complex health needs who are not connected to other health services.”
~To access services in the DowntownDC Business Improvement District, contact the DowntownDC BID Dispatch at [email protected] or 202-624-1550.
~To access services in the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, you may contact the Golden Triangle BID Dispatch at [email protected] or 202-293-9580.
~Staff members provide assistance “throughout the job search, application, interview, and onboarding process.”
~ “That support continues into each person’s new career, for as long as it is needed, with teams offering counsel and advice as each person adjusts to their new work routine.”
~They also operate quarterly workshops to build participants’ job skills.
Downtown Day Services Center
~They offer “downtown day services to individuals experiencing homelessness.”
~Services include “food and beverages, restroom facilities, showers, laundry, housing services, non-driver identification, employment assistance, case management, legal services, vital records, healthcare, disability applications, harm reduction service, computer access, and social activities/entertainment.”
~The Center is located on the bottom floor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
~The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm (the hours that homeless shelters are closed).
Last Updated: 08.02.19