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Friendship Place

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Employment
  • Homeless & Housing
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans & Military Families


4713 Wisconsin Ave NWWashington, DC 20016 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

At our core, our mission is to help people facing or at risk of homelessness to secure stable housing and embark on a new chapter in their lives. Our ultimate vision is for DC and beyond to be a place where everybody can find a place they can call "home."


Friendship Place is staffed by over 100 people and has a wide reach in the DC Metro area. The highly successful programs have been given numerous awards, and help make a lasting difference in the lives of over 4,500 people yearly through street outreach, free medical and psychiatric clinic, including drop-in care, case management, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing for veterans and their families as well as job placement and specialized programs. Our program results have been incredibly successful, and various government and nonprofit organizations all over the country are studying our models to replicate our achievements.

Nonetheless, Friendship Place-supported by 26 congregations and more than 300 volunteers a year-retains the feel of a small, caring, neighborhood organization. The most commonly repeated refrain we hear from the people who come to us for help is this: "At other agencies, I felt like a number. At Friendship Place, I’m treated like a human being."


Would you recommend Friendship Place?
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by Mary-Kathryn M. (June 27, 2018)
I volunteered as the Welcome Center Office Manager for Friendship Place for several months before moving out of state and very sadly saying goodbye to the team. I had a wonderful experience volunteering at Friendship Place and working with a group of people dedicated to their mission of aiding and empowering the homeless population of DC. I would highly recommend Friendship Place to anyone searching for a meaningful (and fun!) volunteering opportunity!

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