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Virginia Williams Family Resource Center

The Virginia Williams Family Resource Center provides an opportunity for DHS to better serve the District's families experiencing homelessness by several critical services, Homeless Services, TANF Assistance and Child Care Services, all within one service location.

Families seeking emergency shelter can call the DC Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 at any time day or night. Families may also visit the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center at 920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The center is accessible from the Rhode Island Avenue Metrorail station via the Red Line or the G8 Metro bus.


District families who are experiencing housing instability can visit Virginia Williams to apply for…

Homeless Services

  • Emergency Rental Assistance
  • Housing Resources
  • Temporary Shelter
  • Community Resources

Public Benefits

  • TANF
  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Childcare Subsidy for families working on their TANF goals.