Housing and Shelter

Having secure housing options is crucial to one’s success.

Catholic Charities offers various housing programs designed to work with families and adults who are experiencing homelessness or trying to recover from substance abuse or mental health challenges. Some of these programs are ready to help you today. Other programs require a referral from a social worker or a government agency because they are more specialized in their services.

Our Programs and Services

Low-Barrier Shelters

These shelters are open to any single adult every night of the year. You can simply show up and go through intake. We will provide you with a bed, a hot meal, a place to shower and use the restroom, and access to a case manager. The shelters are:

Men’s Shelters in Northeast D.C.

Men’s Shelter in Southeast D.C.

Women’s Shelter in Northeast D.C.

Women’s Shelter in Northwest D.C.

Family Shelter in Southern Maryland

Other Forms of Housing

If you seek placement in rapid rehousing, transitional housing programs or permanent supportive housing, Catholic Charities offers programs geared toward helping in a more focused and long-term environment.

Permanent Supportive Housing in D.C.

We offer two forms of permanent supportive housing: scattered site (located in apartments throughout the city) and site-based (located in a single building).

Scattered Site: Fortitude DC Program and Chronic Homeless Initiative-5 (CHI-5) Program

Site-based: Mt. Carmel House for women.

Rapid Rehousing

Family Rehousing Stabilization Program is a rapid rehousing program that offers emergency rental assistance and housing case-management services to formerly homeless families in D.C. to stabilize their housing situation within one year or less. Client eligibility is determined by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness. A separate Montgomery County Rapid Rehousing Program is available through referral from the county’s Services to End and Prevent Homelessness.

Welcome Home Reentry

A support network that includes volunteers and mentors helps individuals returning to the community from incarceration to reintegrate into the community. Together, we help returning citizens overcome obstacles as they seek employment and find safe housing and other services needed to prevent recidivism.

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