This is a low-barrier shelter program open to anyone who identifies as male over the age of 18. The program offers a hot dinner, access to case management staff, showers, and a bed on a nightly basis. The low-barrier shelter is open from 7 pm to 7 am daily pending weather alerts issued by DC government. Shuttle service to downtown Washington, DC is provided several times per day to assist clients in getting to and from work, day programs and other resources.
The shelter also serves as a hypothermia emergency shelter during the coldest months of the year, from November to March.
- Residents accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and provided a cot/bed and sheets/blanket
- An evening meal provided by the DC Central Kitchen
- Showers and personal toiletries
- Case management services, such as working with residents to develop a service plan with goals the client wants to achieve and providing information, referrals, and linkages to substance abuse, mental health, medical, employment, and other social services
- Employment Programs: 24 hour access to the facility for job ready residents who are competitively employed. Social Workers provide case management and job readiness and search services. Residents who are competitively employed put 30% of their gross income into a personal bank account that is monitored by the clinical team for 6 months. These savings are used to secure permanent housing
- Medical clinic operated by Unity Health Care for the Homeless 6 hours a week, Monday and Tuesday 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Monthly Town Hall Meetings and Client Council Meetings (every second Tuesday) are just two ways that residents can be involved in the shelter and offer feedback.