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Career Exploration Program

2516 W. 4th Street
Wilmington, DE 1905
(302) 573-2474

Helps juvenile offenders (age 16-21) who have dropped out of high school obtain GED equivalency training and part-time employment.

Limon House for Women

624 N. Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 571-1216

Halfway house for women who have completed a 21-28 drug or alcohol rehabilitation program.


Limon House for Men

903 N. Madison
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 652-7969

Halfway house for men who have been drug or alcohol free for at least 10 days.

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District of Columbia

Education & Training

Adult Education Services

Lemuel Ten Center
1709 - 3rd Street NE
Washington, DC 2002
(202) 576-6308

The Adult Continuing and Community Education Branch sponsors day and evening adult basic education, GED preparation, high school alternative or completion programs, and vocational courses.  Counseling and referral services are available at major centers and schools are near public transportation.  Tuition-free, open enrollment programs are available for residents 18 and older.


Coalition for the Homeless

1234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-8870

Provides emergency shelter and support services, and referrals.


Community for Creative Non-Violence

425 2nd St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-4409

This is the central clearinghouse for CCNV information and referrals.  This is the largest homeless shelter in the U.S. that provides all appropriate services.  Provides information on food, shelters, and clothing distribution.


Department of Social Services

25 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 399-7093 (Shelter Hotline)
or call: (202-724-3932 (Family Shelter)

The Department of Social Services has emergency shelter for single adults on a walk-in basis from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at sites around the city.  When a site is full, individuals may receive transportation to another.


EFEC (Efforts for Ex-Convicts)

1514 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 396-2272
FAX: (202) 399-8637

This is a halfway house for men offers transitional shelter and counseling.  Lengths of stay vary according to the situation.  They have substance abuse and danger management counseling.


Gospel Mission

810 - 5th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 842-1731

Overnight dormitory-style rooms, with capacity for 60 male residents.  Offers dinner, breakfast, drug rehabilitation program, and employment counseling.  Accepts walk-ins.  Operates from 3pm to 9am.


Hope Village

2840 Langston Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 678-1077

This halfway house for men offers transitional shelter and counseling.


Irving St. Shelter (La Casa)

1436 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 673-3592

La Casa is an emergency shelter that accepts people on a first come, first serve basis.  It provides temporary shelter, and employment, housing and English and Spanish speaking social service counselors.  There are open Alcoholics Anonymous and Return from Addiction meetings, showers, and recreational activities.  There is a soup dinner at 7 pm.


Luther Place Night Shelter

1226 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 387-5464

Overnight facility with space for 32 women.  Offers breakfast and dinner.  Social Services include mental and physical health resources.  Does not take walk-ins, so call to get on the waiting list.


New Endeavors for Women

611 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 682-5825

this is a structured transitional housing program with residents staying an average of 5 months.  Offers case management, employment and job training services, educational tutoring and housing.  Residents must be drug-free for 30 days and must save 75% of income, which is returned upon program completion.  Referrals through agency or person having strong knowledge of candidate.


Emergency Food/Soup Kitchen

Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington
1419 V Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-6300

The Interfaith Conference publishes a free Emergency Food and Shelter Directory that can be obtained from this address.


Note: Proof of residence is typically required for the following agencies.  Always call to verify food availability.

Associated Catholic Charities

1438 Rhode Island Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 526-4100
Fax: (202) 526-1829

Full social service agency.  Call for 65 locations in Metro area.


Community Family Life Services

500 Third Street
(Temporarily until 305 E. St., NW is rebuilt)
Washington, DC 20001

Serves residents for 4 blocks each direction.  Food for families monthly; social services, counseling, job placement and training with transportation, emergency utility and financial assistance.


Allen Community Outreach Center (ACOC)

2443 Ainger Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 889-5607

Emergency food and clothing, employment counseling and job placement; advocacy counseling and referral.  Tutoring services.


Friendship House

619 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 675-9050

Emergency food for SE residents and clothing.


Paramount Baptist Church

3924 4th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20032

Emergency food and clothing to anyone in need.  Referrals preferred.


Southwest Community House

156 Q Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 488-7210

Budgeting, clothes and food bank.  Low-income housing assistance and tutoring for seniors and young adults.  Employment counseling and referrals.

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