Housing and Shelter

Catholic Charities offers many different housing programs designed to work with families and single adults who are homeless and/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.

Low-Barrier Shelters

These are shelters open to any single adult every single night of the year. You can simply show up at 7 pm 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.

Men’s Shelters in Northeast DC
Adam’s Place
New York Avenue

Men’s Shelter in Southeast DC
801 East

Women’s Shelter in Northeast DC
Harriet Tubman

Women’s Shelter in Northwest DC
Nativity Shelter

Women’s Shelter in Southern Maryland
Angel’s Watch


Other Forms of Housing

If you are seeking placement into rapid-rehousing, transitional housing programs, permanent supportive housing or single room occupancy (SRO), Catholic Charities offers many programs geared toward helping in a more focused and long-term environment. Information on these programs, and how you can apply, are below.


Permanent Supportive Housing in Washington, DC and Maryland

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
Chronic Homeless Initiative-5 (CHI-5) Program

Site-based:
Mt. Carmel House
Mulumba House
Fortitude MD (Southern Maryland)
St. Sebastian Townhouses (Southern Maryland)


Transitional Housing

In Maryland, Catholic Charities offers transitional housing programs in Montgomery County and Southern Maryland. These programs are geared to help assist certain causes of homelessness — domestic violence, substance abuse or addiction, or mental illness.

Montgomery County
Dorothy Day Program
Bethesda House
Chase Partnership House

Southern Maryland
Angel’s Watch


Single Room Occupancy (SRO) in Washington, DC

We offer three programs where clients have 24/7 access to a room in a small building. SRO is a great option for someone who is close to being able to afford to live independently, and also stable after dealing with the root causes of homelessness.

McKenna House
8th Street
Rock Creek Church House


Rapid Rehousing in Washington, DC

In partnership with DC government, Catholic Charities is a key part of helping move families out of shelters or living on the streets and into a short-term housing solution with case management support.

Family Rehabilitation Stabilization Program (FRSP)


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