National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 877-424-3838 or 1-877-4AID-VET

Veterans Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Mental Health Crisis Hotline 1-888-7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357

DC Shelter Hotline 202-399-7093


Referral Services:

Community Resource and Referral Center

1500 Franklin Street NE

Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week


Veteran only resources, referrals

Virginia Williams Family Resource Center – Homeless family intake and referral center

920A Rhode Island Avenue NE

Hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm M-Thurs; 8:30 am-12:00 pm Fridays

Bring with you ID, homeless verification, birth certificate, and Social Security Card

Friendship Place

Welcome Center- 4713 Wisconsin Ave NW

Hours: Mondays: 8:30a-11:30a and 1p-4p

Wed. & Thurs.: 8:30a-11:30a and 1p-3p

Drop-in Clinic offering meals, shower, laundry, case management, medical care


Employment Assistance:

Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs

1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW


Resume assistance, claims assistance, benefits workshops

American Job Center (Department of Employment Services for veterans only)

3720 MLK Ave SE


Project Empowerment (DOES)

4058 Minnesota Ave NE

Veterans Program Coordinator, Chris Rollins: 202-698-6288

AimHire (Friendship Place), Veterans First Program

202-248-9599; 202-364-1419



For a full list of resources including health care, clothing/laundry, shelter, rent assistance, food, and more:

Veteran Resource Guide Veteran Resource Guide (365 KB)