1525 Newton St NW # G1
Washington, DC 20010
Since its conception in 1979, DPHW’s mission has remained simple, yet potent—to provide a safe, stable, and welcoming environment in which a person can receive a hot, nutritious, and appetizing meal and be offered the support, services, and opportunity needed to reach his or her full potential. DPHW accomplishes its mission by providing twice-daily meals, immediate crisis assistance, ongoing educational activities, and long-term social services and employment training to DC’s low income and homeless individuals. DPHW serves anyone in need, including men and women of all ages and racial and ethnic groups, many of whom have been diagnosed with mental illness, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic health problems. Serving as a “one-stop shop” for DC’s homeless, DPHW fills a unique role in the city as a centrally located entry point to comprehensive assistance for the region’s most underprivileged, vulnerable, and marginalized residents.
Community, Volunteerism & Philanthropy, Homeless, Hunger & Poverty, Women