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Mt. Carmel House

A permanent supportive housing program located in Washington, DC, Mt. Carmel House provides housing and intensive case management and wrap-around support to homeless women. An on-site Job Center with computers, printers and internet allows residents, with guidance from staff, to search for and secure employment. Workshops ranging from financial literacy to basic education to substance abuse are held regularly. 

Founded in 1980, Mt. Carmel House is a majority self-funded program under Catholic Charities, meaning it depends on the generosity of the community in meeting the needs of the women who come to us. The facility has 21individual rooms and a full kitchen, as well as a private outdoor garden.


Mt. Carmel House is not an emergency shelter. If you are in need of housing immediately, please call the DC Shelter Hotline at 1-800-535-7252 or click here to find emergency shelter for tonight.

Intake - Enrollment in Mt. Carmel House is made through referrals only by a case manager, social worker, psychiatrist, nurse or substance abuse counselor. All applicants must be female, 25 years of age or older and with no dependents. For intake, please call 202-289-6315.

Get Involved in our Work!

We depend on the community to help women who are homeless and struggling with addiction to reclaim their lives. There are many ways you can help today. 

Donate: Make an individual gift or a community or corporate gift today to support our work. Make a donation directly to Mt. Carmel House.

Volunteer: Each year, around 400 adults and children perform more than 2,500 hours of service at Mt. Carmel House. This can be working in our garden, preparing a meal, or leading a health, education or even yoga session! Please visit our volunteer homepage to get started.

Contact Us


Mt. Carmel House
471 G Pl., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Ph: (202) 289-6315 | Fax: (202) 289-1710

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