Our emergency shelters, operated in partnership with the District of Columbia, offer refuge to anyone in need. Many of our programs extend hours during the coldest months of the year, hypothermia season, to accommodate extra beds. To find pickup locations to be shuttled by van to a shelter, please call the DC Shelter Hotline at 1-800-535-7252.
- Hypothermia Shelters (Washington, DC)
Find more information on hypothermia shelters operated by Catholic Charities.
Services for the Homeless during the Day
For many adults who are homeless, the recovery begins in the opportunity to find help during the day.
Hermano Pedro Day Shelter (Men and Women, Washington, DC)
Harriett Tubman Day Program (Women, Washington, DC)
Anchor Assertive Community Treatment (Mental Health, Men and Women)
Single Room Occupancy Programs
Single Room Occupancy Programs, or SROs, offer individuals a permanent supportive housing structure to finalize the last few steps before living independently -- securing steady employment, practicing healthy living habits and developing the "soft skills" of work and life. Intake to these programs is on a referral basis only.
McKenna House Single Room Occupancy (Men's)
8th Street Single Room Occupancy (Men's)
Rock Creek Church Single Room Occupancy (Men's)
Transitional Housing Programs
These programs are the next step for adults and families who are homeless and on the path to independent living. Operated in Maryland and Washington, DC, intake and enrollment usually come through referral. Each program has its own criteria. These are not emergency shelters, but instead are medium to long-term housing opportunities coupled with intensive case management support.
Permanent Supportive and Affordable Housing Options
Understanding the importance of having secure housing in the strength of a family, Catholic Charities offers adults and families several options for permanent supportive housing and affordable housing options. These remove the crisis of homelessness and allow each person to develop the skills they need to become contributing members of our society.