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.
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 Shelter in Southeast DC
Women’s Shelter in Northeast DC
Women’s Shelter in Northwest DC
Bakhita Women’s Shelter
Women’s Shelter in Southern Maryland
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).
Fortitude DC Program
Chronic Homeless Initiative-5 (CHI-5) Program
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.
Dorothy Day Program
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.
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.