Get Help

The resources on our get help page provide information on a variety of services in Washington D.C. for individuals and families that are in need of shelter, food, and other services. They range from shelters and transitional housing to day centers, soup kitchens, food banks and food distribution, access to showers and laundry, food stamps, assistance obtaining birth certificates and IDs

As we encounter other resources where help can be obtained we will add them to this listing.

COHHO Resources

Provides, by category, listings for women’s day centers, men’s day centers, overnight shelters for women shelters, overnight shelters for men, domestic violence shelters, women’s transitional shelters, men’s transitional shelters, youth transitional shelters, elderly transitional shelters, residential housing for women and men with health issues.

DC Central Kitchen Meal Distribution Agencies

Provides a list of agencies that DC Central Kitchen Distributes food to along with descriptions of other services provided by these agencies.

Washington Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens & Food Banks

Provides a listing of food pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks in Washington DC

Social Services Information Sheet

While a little out of date (2013), does a nice job of listing services by categories: shelter hotline, food, employment, housing, case management, laundry, showers, birth certificates & IDs, food stamps, legal assistance.