Bring the Homeless in from the Cold » Save a life—call the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 (learn more)

  • Help Save a Life

    Between Nov 1 and March 31, when the temp or Wind Chill is 32, or below, DC issues a Hypothermia Alert. Call the Shelter hotline at 202-399-7093 to bring someone in from the cold.

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  • 7th Annual Jobs and Training Literacy Fair

    The 2015 Job Fair was a huge success, attracting over 54 employers and 201 job applicants.

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  • 2014 Annual Report

    Learn about the great work we've done over the past year!

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Helping to end Homelessness in D.C. 

The Coalition for the Homeless is a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia that provides shelter and supportive services to more than 500 homeless individuals and families who are residents in the District of Columbia. The Coalition is always working on activities and solutions in the community to help eliminate homelessness.

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Are you a D.C. Resident in need of Shelter, Housing, or Emergency Services?

The Coalition for the Homeless is a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia that provides specialized transitional housing assistance, permanent housing at two locations for individuals and families, emergency shelter and housing. We invite you to learn more about our programs, services, general eligibility criteria and admission requirements.

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Dancing to Help the Homeless


The 2nd Annual Stepping Out for the Homeless ® fundraising dance, held on Friday, November 7, 2014, was a great success. The evening w..

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Staff & Volunteers Recognized at Annual Meeting


Volunteering Does Make a Difference The Coalition for the Homeless held its Annual Volunteer and Staff Reception at St. Francis Hall in Wash..

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6th Annual Jobs Fair


The 6th Annual Jobs Training, and Educational Opportunity Fair was a huge success! The Coalition for the Homeless hosted its 6th Annual Job..

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A More Peaceful Life

The Story of Misty Frazier

After becoming homeless Misty Frazier applied for emergency services for her and her son at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center, the central intake office in the District of Columbia for all families with children seeking emergency shelter and housing. Ms. Frazier was referred to one of the Coalition’s Housing Employment Specialist who helped her set-up interviews to find a job. She was hired at Denny’s Restaurant. As a result of becoming employed Ms. Frazier became eligible for Rapid Re-housing. This program helps individuals obtain housing and provides them with a short-term housing subsidy. Misty says that her life is much better, more peaceful now that she is employed and stably housed

Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service/Department of the Treasury.



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