The Hypothermia Alert is currently DEACTIVATED.
If you or someone you know needs shelter, call 1-800-535-7252 or 311. For more information Click here.

DHS statement on possibly compromised TANF benefits. For more information, please Click here.




Get Involved

Get Involved

Your generosity and kindness ensure we can continue to support our friends and neighbors in Washington, DC. 


There are many great organizations that have set up “Wish Lists” and we consolidated them here. If you would like to add your organization to this page, please send us your information here


If you would like to volunteer at one of our family shelter programs, please reach out to them directly. Their contact information can be found here: https://dhs.dc.gov/page/family-emergency-shelter  

Rent your unit 

Mayor Bowser launched the annual Home for the Holidays Campaign on November 1, 2021, with a goal to accelerate the placement of 1,250 households experiencing homelessness into permanent housing by February 28, 2022. For more information, visit Home for the Holidays.

DHS is always looking for affordable apartments and houses for individuals and families.  More information about DHS housing programs and partnerships can be found here 

Partner Profile: Deeds of Kindness