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Day Services Centers

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Downtown Day Services Center  

The Center offers downtown day services to individuals experiencing homelessness. The Center utilizes a Housing First method to move individuals into housing by connecting them with supportive services.  

The Center is operated by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) with support from the District of Columbia Department of Human Services and services from Pathways to Housing DC and HIPS.  

Hours Open: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; weekdays from 9am – 5pm 

Meals: Lunch available Monday-Friday from 11am - 1pm in the park adjacent to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church; Saturday & Sunday Lunch served 11am-1pm at Vermont Avenue, NW  

Services Available: To make a services appointment, contact the Downtown Day Services Center via phone: 202-383-8810 or e-mail: [email protected].   

  • Restrooms & Showers  
  • Laundry & Emergency Clothing 
  • Phone Charging & Computers 
  • The District Department of Employment Services  
  • District Department of Health  
  • District Department of Motor Vehicles  
  • Economic Security Administration  
  • Unity Health Care  
  • Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless 

For more information, and to get involved, contact (202)-383-8810 or view the Downtown Day Services Center flyer. 



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Adams Place Day Center 

The Day Center addresses the long-standing need in the community of having a safe and dignified place for individuals experiencing homelessness to go during the day to take care of everyday needs and access long-term services and supports. The Day Center provides access to:

  • Housing assessments 
  • Career planning  
  • Case management  
  • Lunch  
  • Shower and laundry facilities, and  
  • Other on-site services offered by partner agencies.  

Day Services Schedule: 

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Computer Lab 
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Clothing Closet 
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
& 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Food Stamps / Medicaid 
Wednesday & Friday 
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

Project Empowerment 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

SNAP/ Employment & Training 
Wednesday & Friday 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

American Job Center 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


Unity Health Clinic 
Wednesday & Friday 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


For more information, view the Adams Place Day Services Center information sheet.



Zoe's Door Drop-in Center

Zoe's Doors is a drop-in center for District youth ages 24 and under experiencing homelessness and housing instability or simply in need of a safe place to go. The center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week and operated by DC Doors with support from the DC Department of Human Services. 

Supported through partnerships with District agencies and organizations including the DC Department of Employment Services, DC Health, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, the Department of Behavioral Health, Youth HOPE and Mary's Center, Zoe's Doors connects youth to supportive services including housing, medical and behavioral health services, education services, workforce development, and employment assistance. 


  • Hot meals 
  • Showers 
  • Housing services
  • Case management
  • Healthcare clinic
  • Life skill workshops
  • Harm reduction 
  • Restroom facilities 
  • Laundry 
  • Employment assistance
  • Workforce development
  • Social activities 
  • Computer skills 

For more information, contact (202) 248-2098 or view the
Zoe's Door Drop-In Center flyer.