Ending Homelessness. Rebuilding Lives.

About Us

OUR MISSION
Empowering men and women experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community.

OUR VISION
Friendship Place envisions a community and a nation where every person has a place to call home.

OUR WORK
Friendship Place offers the most effective model for addressing homelessness, with innovative, customized programs that empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with family, friends and the community, permanently.

Our innovative programs are person-focused, individualized to meet the needs and goals of adults experiencing homelessness.

  • Outreach – Street outreach to those who are experiencing homelessness where they are, with specialized outreach to veterans.
  • Hospitality – A friendly and safe place for food, basic needs, support and conversation at our welcome center.
  • Health Care – Free medical and psychiatric services, no questions asked.
  • Case Management – Professional help, individualized action plans.
  • Housing – Transitional shelter and permanent housing.
  • Jobs – Mentoring, employer outreach, and job preparation, placement and retention.
  • Education – In-service training and presentations to community groups.
  • Advocacy – Involvement with D.C. Council and community; Veterans Administration.
  • Veterans – Homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing.

Friendship Place creates a supportive community that fosters self-respect and confidence within participants, as they build lasting relationships with the community.  Each person is welcomed and accepted as they are.  Our participants are treated with the respect and the dignity needed to build a better life and future filled with hope.

Run by award-winning, trend setting leadership – management, board and fully-trained, compassionate and professional staff – Friendship Place continues to develop effective, evolving programs that have positive, demonstrable results and a lasting impact on the community and beyond.

Friendship Place creates a supportive community, building self-respect, confidence, and dignity for each participant.  Developing a community and special relationship with the participants is key for building a better life, better community, and a better world for everyone.

Learn more about us at www.FriendshipPlaceDC.org

3 comments on “About Us

  1. Jkirah Flynn
    January 18, 2015

    Hey I am a 36 year old female who has been homeless for about 12 years or longer.I have cancer and a 4 year old daughter. It is really hard yo get anything done. Especially when most of the programs you ho to won’t help you. I have been to so many now I’m fighting to get my daughter back. Dealing with homeless and cancer at the sane time. But my thing about that is I’ve seen people receive housing that have drug problems and all sorts of things loose houses and the government and Dc feel sorry for these individuals. Its unruly and unjust. They can get everything but people that really need and want help DC housing and the other programs make it hard for. Can you all help me understand why. We have been shund out for all these years and still can’t get no where I have been reporting this for years. And nothing gets done. I feel imma die before anything else is done. Cause basically no body cares

  2. TRACY Lia Lynn
    December 29, 2014

    I thought I’d share something I was provoked to write yesterday, after watching a video of a homeless man playing piano.
    TATTERED ART
    The mind of an artist is a beautifully intricate and delicate masterpiece. Sadly, they are often soiled and tattered by the abrasive and corrosive environment of society. The resultant works of art are then appraised as worthless, and discarded as trash. Will society ever realize the consequence of such misguided systems of value?!
    I don’t have faith enough to believe, but I do have empathy and compassion enough to speak up, with the hope of igniting a search for a better way. Would you have something say?
    BY TRACY LIA LYNN

    Man on the street plays beautifully: http://youtu.be/aTsMTIofG2Q

  3. J
    October 5, 2014

    Fully trained… Don’t know what that means but I sure hope they know what they doing.

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