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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. Shelters 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


Harriet Tubman Shelter 1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
Patricia Handy Place for Women 810 5th Street, NW
Nativity Shelter
(Formerly Hermano Pedro Shelter)
6010 Georgia Avenue, NW


Low Barrier/Emergency Shelter Locations