Emergency Shelter

Catholic Charities 801 East Men’s Shelter on the St. Elizabeths East campus in Ward 8 is a low-barrier shelter program open to anyone who identifies as male 18 years and older. The shelter also includes a work bed program and beds reserved for seniors and individuals with medical needs. The program offers a hot dinner, access to housing-focused case management, showers, and a bed on a nightly basis. The facility provides 396 beds and is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily.

Shelter hours may be extended due to weather alerts issued by D.C. government. DC Shelter Hotline Shuttle service to downtown Washington, D.C., is provided several times a day to assist clients in getting to and from our site. The shelter also serves as a hypothermia emergency shelter during the coldest months of the year, from November to March.