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How to Access Shelter

Emergency shelter is available for adults who are experiencing homelessness. The Emergency Shelter program provides beds on a first come, first served basis, to anyone who does not have a safe place to sleep. Programs offer various onsite services for those accessing shelter. Most provide a warm and safe place to sleep as well as on-site assessment and case management.

Emergency Shelter Locations:

Men Only


801 East Shelter

801 Making Life Better Lane, SE

Adams Place Shelter

2210 Adams Place, NE

New York Avenue Shelter

1355-57 New York Avenue, NE







Women Only


DC General Building 9 Harriet Tubman

1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE

Patricia Handy Place for Women

810 5th Street, NW

Nativity Shelter                    

(formerly Hermano Pedro Shelter)

6010 Georgia Avenue, NW