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Homeless Prevention and Diversion Services

Homeless Prevention Services are available to assist households with maintaining and preserving their current housing situation. Diversion Services are also available to assist families who have been displaced from their homes by securing emergency housing outside of shelter while receiving supportive services to help stabilize their housing or until permanent housing placement.  

Families may access prevention and diversion services at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VWFRC). VWFRC is located at 920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Washington DC and is open Monday—Thursday from 8:30 am - 4 pm and Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. 

If you or someone you know is in need of Emergency Shelter after hours, please call the Shelter Hotline, available 24 hours a day: (202) 399-7093.