D.C. unveils long-hoped-for downtown day center for the homeless
The District débuted its inaugural downtown day-services center for homeless residents on Monday. The center—located in the basement of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW—opened after months of delays resulting from construction work.
Homeless advocates have called for a centrally located one-stop shop for human services for years.
The center will provide meals, showers, laundry machines, computers, housing help, employment support, and other services from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. It is anticipated to see at least 100 clients a day, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration says.