Housing and Shelter Programs

No one should spend a night outside on the streets. We understand how crucial having secure housing options is to the success of a family or individual. All of our programs are staffed by professional staff who have dedicated themselves to helping others get back on their feet.

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Emergency Shelters

Our low-barrier emergency shelters, operated in partnership with the District of Columbia, offer refuge to anyone in need. Many of our programs extend hours during the coldest months of the year, hypothermia season, to accommodate extra beds. To find pickup locations to be shuttled by van to a shelter, please call the DC Shelter Hotline at 1-800-535-7252.

  • Hypothermia Shelters (Washington, DC)
    Find more information on hypothermia shelters operated by Catholic Charities, open to women and men. Shelters operate during cold weather alerts from November 1 through March 31.

Services for People who are Homeless

For many adults who are homeless, the recovery begins in the opportunity to find help during the day.

Harriet Tubman Day Program (Women, Washington, DC)
Assertive Community Treatment (Mental Health, Men and Women)
Project PATH (Men and Women, Charles County)

Single Room Occupancy Programs

Single Room Occupancy Programs, or SROs, offer individuals who are exiting homelessness affordable permanent housing in a safe environment. Intake to these programs is on a referral basis only.

Transitional Housing Programs

These programs are the next step for adults and families who are homeless and on the path to independent living. Operated in Maryland and Washington, DC, intake and enrollment usually come through referral. Each program has its own criteria. These are not emergency shelters, but instead are medium to long-term housing opportunities coupled with case management support.

Permanent Supportive and Affordable Housing Options

Catholic Charities offers adults and families several options for permanent supportive housing and affordable housing options. These programs provide stable housing and case management services aimed at assisting residents to progress towards increased self-sufficiency.

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Catholic Charities

924 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 772-4300

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