Friendship Place is a community based nonprofit deeply committed to addressing chronic homelessness in the Washington DC area. They are recognized as the leading organization working to end homelessness in the greater Washington DC metro. Their approach to eliminating homelessness is simple: assist individuals experiencing homelessness in obtaining permanent housing. Friendship Palace has a “housing first” motto, as they do not believe that treating the issues surrounding homelessness are particularly successful until individuals have access to a clean, stable home. Of course, those at Friendship Palace do understand that housing insecurity is just one part of the problem. They also offer other services that support sustainable, self-sufficient living: job development and placement, street outreach, a drop-in center available to all those in crisis, and a free clinic that provides vital healthcare services. For more information about specific services at Friendship Place, individuals should contact the organization directly using the information on this page.
Alabama Non-Violent Offenders Organization (ANVOO) helps individuals with a non-violent criminal record. Their mission is to assists those seeking to regain their place in society by connecting them to resources and services to reach their full potential as productive members of their families.