Downtown Day Services Center


Downtown Day Services Center

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  • UPDATE: The Downtown Day Services Center is offering limited services by appointment only from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Services include: restrooms, showers, laundry, phone charging and emergency clothing. Lunchtime meal service will continue to be offered daily, including weekends, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the park adjacent to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (1313 New York Avenue NW). To schedule shower and laundry services, contact The Downtown Day Services Center via phone: 202-383-8810  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) or e-mail:


    The Downtown Day Services Center (“The Center”) offers services to individuals experiencing homelessness. The Center utilizes a housing-first method.

    The Center is operated by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) with support from the District of Columbia Department of Human Services and services from Pathways to Housing DC and HIPS.

    Click here to DONATE to The Center and support homeless services in DowntownDC!

    The Center offers on-site support for individuals experiencing homelessness by providing a multitude of services within a single point of access, including:

    • food and beverages
    • restroom facilities
    • showers
    • laundry
    • housing services
    • non-driver identification
    • employment assistance
    • case management
    • legal services
    • vital records
    • healthcare
    • disability application
    • harm reduction services
    • computer access
    • social activities/entertainment

    The Center is also supported by partnerships with agencies and organizations such as the District Department of Employment Services, the District Department of Health, the District Department of Motor Vehicles, the Economic Security Administration, Unity Health Care and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

    [Click here to view and print an information flyer about The Center.]

    March 2020 Happenings:

    The Center accepts gently used or new donations including household items and clothing.

    (Click here to view the full wish list with drop-off details.)

    OR purchase items directly from the Downtown Day Services Center Amazon wish list here.

    Want to find out how you or your organization can help? Click the “Get Involved” section of this site for more information.

    Case Management
    Snacks & Beverages
    Restroom Facilities
    Risk Reduction Services

    Disability Benefits – 11AM-2PM
    Healthcare – 9AM-12PM
    Legal Benefits – 1PM-2PM

    Low-Income Benefits – 9AM-5PM

    Healthcare – 9AM-12PM
    Non-Drivers Identification – 9AM-5PM

    Disability Benefits – 11AM-2PM
    Healthcare – 9AM-12PM

    Healthcare – 9AM-12PM
    1313 NEW YORK AVE NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20005
    9AM – 5PM
    How to get to The Center:

    The Downtown Day Services Center is located one block from the Metro Center subway station on the blue, orange, red and silver lines, two blocks from the McPherson Square Metro station, and is accessible from bus routes 42, G8, S2, S4, and X2.

    Monday through Friday, clients may utilize the Shelter Hotline’s free shuttle service to and from The Center. Morning drop offs begin prior to The Center opening at 9 a.m. at 13th & G streets NW.

    Evening pickups from The Center begin at 5:30 p.m. at 13th Street & New York Avenue NW. Transportation to The Center is also provided from the District’s low-barrier and hypothermia shelters.