Are you not yet homeless, but anticipate that it may become possible? Are you currently homeless and looking for help? Community of Hope offers programs and services for families and individuals facing a range of homelessness concerns.
Access to these services comes through referrals from the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center, the central intake for DC’s coordinated homelessness assistance system for families with children.
Every family at risk of or experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia must register at Virginia Williams Resource Center before receiving housing and social services.
If you are a family in need of these services, please visit:
DC’s Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20014
202.546.0017 or 202.724.4208
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
In addition to the initial needs assessment and determination of family eligibility for housing, Virginia Williams Family Resource Center offers a variety of services, including counseling, substance abuse education, and employment and housing placement assistance. This is the only place for families in DC facing housing instability to obtain a shelter referral.
If you are an individual in need of housing and social services, please contact the shelter hotline:
1.800.535.7252 or 202.399.7093
Community of Hope is not able to directly place families and individuals into any of our programs.
Please find a list of other resources below:
Department of Behavioral Health
24-Hour Access Helpline: 1.888.793.4357
DC Food Finder
DC Food Finder is an interactive web resource to help DC residents find free and low-cost meals and groceries, places to apply for and use food assistance benefits, farmers markets and other food resources.
Department of Housing and Community Development
At the Department of Housing and Community Development web site, individuals can browse up-to-date, detailed listings to find properties available for rent and for sale that meet their housing needs. Property managers can use the service to list available units and showcase features.
If you are seeking assistance paying overdue rent, call or go to one of the four DC providers of Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP):
220 Highview Place, SE
1434 Harvard St, NW
3101 MLK Jr. Ave, SE
Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness
920-A Rhode Island Ave, NE
Housing Counseling Services
2410 17th St, NW, Suite 100