The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) opened the Downtown Day Services Center (The Center) on February 22, 2019. The Center provides services for people experiencing homelessness in DowntownDC. This state-of-the-art center, funded through a grant from the DC Department of Human Services, is providing much needed services for approximately 165 men and women daily. Services provided at The Center include daily hot lunches and snacks, case management, social security and veterans’ benefits, identification cards and licenses, hot showers and barber shop, laundry services and medical care. Since its opening, The Center has served over 21,000 guests, providing 4,666 showers, nearly 2,000 loads of laundry, serving over 20,000 lunches, distributing over 3,300 items of clothing and providing computer access over 4,000 times. The Center is currently operated by the BID, from Monday – Friday 9am-5pm at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
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Neil Albert, President and CEO, DowntownDC BID
Laura Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services
Christy Respress, Executive Director, Pathways to Housing
Paola Moya, Founder and CEO, Moya Design Partners