DC Hypothermia and Shelter Hotline
DC Rape Crisis Center
Office of Police Complaints (OCP)
Homeless Resource Sheet for a list of basic services, hotline numbers and examples of resources to help you.
Thrive DC provides meals twice daily and operates a weekly emergency food pantry. View our Services.
For additional help with food resources go to:
Use this site to locate free and low cost meals and groceries; places to apply for and use food assistance benefits; cooking classes and nutrition workshops; farmers’ markets; community gardens; and other food resources in Washington, DC.
General Healthcare Information
DC Department of Health
DC Department of Mental Health
Find a Free HIV/AIDS testing site
En Espanol: El VIH en DC
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Legal services for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness.
The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia provides and promotes quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty in DC.
Locations of 12- and 24-hour emergency shelters
Virginia Williams Resource Center
The Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (FRC) is the central intake office for all families requesting emergency housing and assistance in the District of Columbia.
More Shelter Information
Links to other Housing programs and Shelters in DC
Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitiation
Without insurance, DC residents call:
Detox Center at DC General
1300 First Street, NE
Provides medical detoxification for alcohol, cocaine, heroin, prescriptions drugs, PCP and other substances.
With insurance, DC residents call:
Drug Abuse Institute
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue NW, Suite 6B-07
Morning and evening transportation from shelters to various locations in downtown DC: