Entries by Everyone Home DC

What if we all gave on one day?

Celebrate Everyone Home DC’s 50th Anniversary with a $50 Donation and Provide An Emergency Package for a Family in Need. Today is #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving that introduces the charitable season. This #GivingTuesday, Everyone Home DC is asking its generous community to support families in crisis by ensuring each new family who walks […]

Feeling Thankful

Today on Thanksgiving, we want to express how thankful we are for the communities, partners, volunteers, and donors we have the honor of working with. We continue to be amazed by your extreme generosity, compassion, and dedication. This Thanksgiving holiday, thanks to you, Everyone Home DC provided a wholesome Thanksgiving meal for more than 430 […]

A Sip and Savor Celebration

Thank you for celebrating Everyone Home DC’s 50 years of life-changing housing, homelessness prevention, and supportive services! Everyone Home DC’s 3rd Annual Sip and Savor was an incredible evening of delicious food, free flowing beverages, and good company! The gathering was its most successful yet, with even more sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and patrons coming together […]

Shirley’s Place Gets a New Look

Every year, more than 1,700 guests come through Everyone Home DC’s Shirley’s Place Day Center to get a bite to eat, do laundry, take a shower, pick up mail, or to simply relax. Our guests’ comfort at Shirley’s Place is our top priority. Thus, when we noticed that the furniture was starting to look and […]

HART From the Front Lines

Meet Abby Maraya! Abby is participating in a year-long fellowship with Everyone Home DC through Service Never Sleeps and, as a part of her fellowship, she is volunteering with our Homeless Assistance Response Team (HART). Below is a reflection piece that Abby wrote after her first deployment. Hello! I am Abby, your Service Never Sleeps […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Tobie Smith

Quote: “It gives us volunteers a chance to break down barriers to communicate with community members we may not normally interact with, breaking down biases and understanding that everyone rightly deserves to enjoy all that our wonderful Capitol Hill community offers.” Dr. Tobie Smith is one of our longest serving and most active volunteers with […]

Breaking down Government Funded Housing Interventions

The goal of Everyone Home DC’s Street Outreach team is to connect people experiencing homelessness to housing. In order to do this, we rely on government funded housing interventions like Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing, and Targeted Affordable Housing. Permanent Supportive Housing is the most intensive housing intervention and is designed to support individuals who […]

An End In Sight for DC General Family Shelter

This week, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the city will be closing the DC General Family Shelter by the end of 2018. This is earlier than expected as the previous iteration of the plan would have kept the shelter open until 2020 when all of the new Short-term Transitional Housing facilities would be operational. (Three […]

The Legacy of Bill Phillips

In November of 2017, Everyone Home DC was thrilled and honored to be awarded the inaugural Bill Phillips Grant by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation for our Homeless Street Outreach Program. Bill Phillips, a longtime Capitol Hill resident and friend to Everyone Home DC, passed away suddenly in December of 2016. This grant is underwritten […]