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Resources for Homeless Service Providers

PROVIDERS AND PARTNERS BRIEFINGS & UPDATES

Access the presentations from the virtual briefings and updates hosted by DHS for providers and partners here.


LOCAL GUIDANCE

The interim guidance provided is based on what is currently known about COVID-19. DHS will update interim guidance as additional information becomes available. 


LOCAL RESOURCES 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

The Department of Human Services is working with DC Health and Unity Health Care to ensure neighbors who are currently unhoused have access to the vaccine. Visits to low-barrier shelters, the Pandemic Emergency Program for Medically Vulnerable Individuals (PEP-V) sites, and encampments are being conducted to ensure residents have the opportunity to get vaccinated. 

The following outreach and engagement information shares details about the benefits of the vaccine and how it can help to protect residents from contracting coronavirus. 

Posters

Low-Barrier Shelters

Seasonal Shelters

Youth Shelters

Frequently Asked Questions

Cartoon Explainer

Additional information about the District's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Program is available at coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccine.

Homeless Services Day Programs & Meal Sites

  • Homeless Services Day Programs & Meal Sites 
    To mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many programs serving individuals experiencing homelessness across the District are modifying operations. This homeless services day program and meal sites list shares the most up-to-date information on the operations of privately-funded day programs across the District.

    Please note: this list is based on the best information currently available and is updated as new information is provided.

Supply Requests

  • Providers should continue ordering supplies through their normal procurement process for as long as they possibly can. Where providers are unable to obtain supplies, please complete the DHS COVID-19 Resource Request Form.  TCP is working with DHS to order and store backup supplies, but this will be for the purpose of gap-filling if and when provider supply chains fail. TCP will work directly with providers to fill these requests if possible or triage to DHS items that they cannot fill.

Volunteers

  • As the District continues responding to and working to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Muriel Bowser is encouraging volunteers to join the DC Medical Reserve Corps (DC MRC). The DC MRC is housed in the DC Department of Health (DC Health) and supports public health and medical emergency preparedness, response, and recovery by recruiting, training, and deploying medical and non-medical volunteers to assist with planned events and emergencies. Volunteers can complete the online registration here.

Hand Washing Station Locations in the District of Columbia

Mobile Toilet Station Location in the District of Columbia

 

FEDERAL GUIDANCE

FEDERAL RESOURCES


SHARE YOUR STORIES HERE

All of our amazing providers in the Continuum of Care are sacrificing tremendously to ensure, to the degree possible, the safety and well-being of the most vulnerable residents in the District. We encourage you to share your tips, experiences, thoughts, and photos with us, and we will post here. Please send your submissions to [email protected].