Are you experiencing homelessness?

Families experiencing homelessness should contact the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VW) at 202.526.0017 or visit them at 920-A Rhode Island Avenue NE, DC. If you are a single adult experiencing homelessness, we recommend contacting Miriam’s Kitchen or Friendship Place


Frequently asked questions

*All information adapted from DHS VW Fact Sheet

  • What is Virginia Williams?
    VW is the central point of intake for families experiencing homelessness in the District. Families can go to VW for preventative and emergency services.
  • What services are offered at VW?
    VW is not a shelter. Families needing emergency assistance are assessed to determine their needs. Eligible families can then receive prevention resources or temporary emergency shelter.
  • Who is considered homeless?
    Families experiencing homelessness must complete an assessment to determine their needs and appropriate resources. VW will work with the family to support them in moving into safe and stable housing as quickly as possible.
  • When can I go to VW?
    VW is open Monday – Thursday from 8:30 AM- 4 PM and on Friday from 8:30 AM- 12 PM.


Are you interested in our affordable housing properties?

To apply for housing at one of our affordable housing properties, please contact the property’s leasing office directly. 

Abrams Hall Senior Apartments

1322 Main Drive NW

Washington, DC 20012


Fort View Apartments 

6000 & 6050 13th Place NW

Washington, DC 20011


Webster Gardens Apartments

126 Webster Street NW

Washington, DC 20011



Resources for Homeless and Low-Income Families in Washington, DC


General Information

Shelter Hotline: 202.399.7093

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.7233

Social Security Benefits: 800.772.1213

Food Stamps: 202.724.5506

Interim Disability Assistance: 202.724.5506

Veterans Benefits: 800.827.1000



Martha’s Table


Miriam’s Kitchen



DC Department of Employment Services

Jubilee Jobs



DC Housing Authority

Emergency Rental Assistance Program


Legal Assistance

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Legal Aid Society

Bread for the City

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