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Emergency Shelter

District residents experiencing homelessness are encouraged to utilize emergency shelter. Shelters are operated by non-profit organizations under contract with the Department of Human Services. Shelters provide a warm and safe place to stay and offer additional supportive services and case management. Shelter capacity is expanded during the winter months for residents who are at risk of hypothermia.

SHORT-TERM FAMILY HOUSING

SHELTER FOR ADULTS

Supporting Families in Shelter during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Support families in shelter during the COVID-19 public health emergency by purchasing items from our shelter providers’ Amazon wish lists. Updates and lists for Short-Term Family Housing sites are shared as information is provided.

  • The Horizon: the Ward 7 Short-term Family Housing program located in Marshall Heights.
  • The Sterling: the Ward 5 Short-term Family Housing program located in Brookland.
  • The Kennedy: the Ward 4 Short-term Family Housing program located in Brightwood Park.  
  • The Aya: the Ward 6 Short-term Family Housing program located in Sourthwest
  • The Brooks: the Ward 3 Short-term Family Housing program located in McLean Gardens.
  • The Rolark: a Ward 8 Short-term Family Housing program located in Barneby Terrace. 
Service Contact: 
Shelter Hotline