Mon. February 25, 2019
Mayor Bowser Unveils Downtown Day Services Center, Creating New Single Point of Entry for Residents Experiencing Homelessness to Access Resources and Supports
(Washington, DC) Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) unveiled the new Downtown Day Services Center, a new resource in downtown DC for individuals experiencing homelessness. In 2018, Mayor Bowser invested $1.7 million to fund the center, which is housed within the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (NYAPC) and will be managed by the BID, with social services provided by Pathways to Housing DC (Pathways)…
…Combined, DowntownDC BID, Pathways, and the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church have decades of experience working to support individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC. The BID has supported efforts surrounding the work to end homelessness for people living in the downtown DC area for more than 20 years. Pathways works with individual adults experiencing chronic homelessness and complex health challenges. And the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (NYAPC) has welcomed individuals experiencing homelessness into their building for meals and restroom services for well over a decade.
“The DowntownDC Business Improvement District’s mission to support all members of the downtown community became fully realized with the opening of the Downtown Day Services Center,” said BID President and CEO Neil Albert. “We are proud to be partnering with the District of Columbia and our service providers to operate a state-of-the-art facility where coordinated services, on-site facilities and opportunities for engagement all play a role in helping individuals secure permanent housing…”