HART, which stands for Homeless Assistance Response Team, is a group of concerned community members, who are trained to offer basic street outreach services to our unsheltered neighbors. HART volunteers canvass the streets of the Eastern Market neighborhood of Capitol Hill and offer water, snacks and supplies to individuals that are staying outside. Volunteers are also trained to assess individuals for signs of hypothermia and hyperthermia, encourage them to move indoors, call the shelter hotline for anyone who would like to access shelter, and call for emergency services or back-up support for those who are in immediate danger.
November 1 – March 31
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
M, T, W, Th
April 1 – October 31
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alternates between M, W and T, Th
HART volunteers should be over the age of 18, able to walk over a mile, carry supplies and enjoy meeting new people. If you are under the age of 18 and are interested in supporting our homeless neighbors, please contact Everyone Home DC at firstname.lastname@example.org.