The Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID) has launched the Downtown Day Services Center for individuals experiencing homelessness. The new center is located in the basement of the New York Ave Presbyterian Church (1313 New York Ave NW).
The center is open Mon-Fri 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM pm and provides free services for individuals of all ages experiencing homelessness utilizing a Housing First method to connect folks with supportive services. These services include drop-in access to:
-Food and beverages (served from 11;30 AM to 1:00 PM, and after if they have extra)
-Restroom and shower facilities
-Social activities and entertainment
Through a partnership with the DC Department of Employment services, DC Department of Health, DC DMV, Economic Security Administration, Unity Health Care and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless the Day Center also provides:
-‘Disability’ application assistance
-Harm Reduction services
With the support of DC Department of Human Services, Pathways to Housing DC and HIPS the Day Center uses a holistic approach to serve it’s population. Although the center has not publicized it’s measures to be inclusive towards the LGBTQ+ community, we know that the design team has taken great measures to make the space comfortable and cozy to all. Department of Employment Services is typically on site on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Department of Motor Vehicles is typically on site on Wedneesdays. Pathways to Housing and HIPS are typically on site daily.
For More information: https://dhs.dc.gov/page/day-services-centers or (202) 383-8810