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Housing & Community

N Street Village is the largest provider of housing and supportive services for women experiencing homelessness in D.C. Every year, we welcome nearly 2,000 women and are proud to provide a safe and dignified place to call home for 842 women and 57 families.

Locations

8 locations

one village

The Flagship

Our Flagship location is a full city block between 14th Street and Vermont Avenue NW, bringing together many services including social support and health and wellness programs, in addition to housing and shelter.

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Miriam’s House

25 permanent supportive housing units with shared living spaces for women living with HIV/AIDS.

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Erna’s House

A housing-first program with 30 efficiencies and one-bedroom apartments for women with a history of chronic homelessness.

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Patricia Handy Place for Women

Downtown emergency night shelter with 213 beds including temporary, senior, and medical respite housing for the city’s most vulnerable women.

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Phyllis Wheatley YWCA

The historic Phyllis Wheatley YWCA has long provided affordable housing to women. The Village partners to provide wrap-around case management services to 42 formerly homeless residents.

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Diane’s House

Offering 42 units of permanent supportive housing, including 6 units for families, Diane’s House expands Village services to four of DC’s eight wards.

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Step Up Rapid Rehousing

17 units of short-term rental and housing assistance for women with income to help individuals experiencing homelessness obtain housing quickly, increase self sufficiency, and stay housed.

Capitol Vista

Made possible through a collaboration with DHS and Dantes Partners, this location provides intensive case management services to 21 women. These services allow them to successfully maintain and sustain their housing permanently.

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Legend of Services Offered

* Flagship services are available for any woman in need and residents of every site.

Housing Needs & Assessment

Supportive day center services including nutritious meals, showers, and laundry

Wellness promotion, and disease prevention activities and classes

Referrals for employment & income

Access to primary medical, psychiatric and dental care

Mental health and addiction recovery, and peer mentoring

Access to holistic wellness classes and workshops, including yoga, meditation, art, and more

Housing and supportive services for women living with HIV

Permanent
Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing offers residents affordable housing with wrap-around care and services for women coping with mental and physical health issues, addiction, trauma, or other challenges which require support to help them remain stably housed.

Emergency
Shelter

Our Emergency Shelter offers temporary shelter for women experiencing homelessness in DC. While with us, clients have access to showers, laundry, healthy meals, clean bedding, toiletry essentials, and the opportunity to work with staff on housing and income goals.

Rapid
Rehousing

Rapid Re-housing provides short-term rental assistance and services to individuals at risk of experiencing homelessness. At the Village, our goals are to help women obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed.

2021 Impact

98%

of residents
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with income maintained their income through the year

81%

of residents
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with a job maintained employment through the year

94%

of residents
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with a recovery goal maintained sobriety through the year

842

women and 57 families
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were provided supportive
housing in a loving community

311

women
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took first steps towards stable housing through VI-SPDAT with the help of N Street Village

Voices of the Village

Learn more stories of healing, hope, and transformation from Village clients:

Belinda

From a young age, I witnessed the devastating effects of addiction. Because my mother suffered from alcoholism, I lived with my father until he passed away when I was just 13While grieving the loss of my father, I moved back in with my mother and an abusive stepfatherused any opportunity to avoid being at home, which led me down a difficult path.   

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Bonita

I had to grow up quickly. My mother had me at 16, and I was raised mostly by my grandparents. My father was in and out of prison during much of my childhood and was murdered when I was just 12 years old.  

Making my childhood even more challenging, my mother exposed me to an adult lifestyle at a very young age. As a result, my life evolved into a fast track of drugs, alcohol, and men. 

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Sharon

My name is Sharon Baker and it’s been a long time coming, but I finally get to tell my story.

I have to remember where I came from in order to know where I want to go.  I was born into addiction and was never interested in drugs because I saw what it did to my family.

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The Flagship

Bethany Day Center

Provides hospitality and basic needs including food, clothing, laundry and showers, access to resources for housing and health, and offers confidential crisis and case management support. Typically open 365 days/year, the Day Center suspended on-site operation to ensure community safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and shifted to provide these essential services directly at each Village location.

Judith Morris Wellness Center

Holistic wellness classes along with onsite mental and physical health professionals (therapist, doctor, and dentist). Due to COVID-19 the Wellness Center paused health care services on-site and pivoted to offer classes and volunteer support virtually.

The MARJ & MAK Vocational Center

Provides resources for women to achieve their goals related to income, employment, finances, and benefits.

The Greenhouse

Offers classes and continuing-care across the recovery spectrum – including outreach, harm- reduction, sobriety resources, and an alumnae network.

Permanent Supportive Housing

44 single, rent-subsidized rooms in shared apartments for women with a history of chronic homelessness, mental illness, addiction and/or disability.

Holistic Housing

A temporary, 21 bed program for women to focus on positive mental health goals and recovery from substance use.

Eden House

51 apartments of affordable housing for families or individuals.

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Miriam’s House

Miriam’s House,  a Housing First model, provides permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless women who are living with HIV and AIDS. Up to 25 women live and work together on managing and improving their physical health while addressing other self-sufficiency goals, which can include addiction recovery, mental wellness, education, employment, income, and long-term housing.

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Erna’s House

Erna’s House is a Housing First model of permanent supportive housing for 30 women with personal histories of chronic homelessness and disabling conditions. This residence offers efficiencies and one-bedroom apartments. Residents enjoy social and therapeutic activities and have access to case managers who provide assistance as they seek to achieve and maintain highest quality of life.

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Patricia Handy Place for Women

The Patricia Handy Place for Women, located at 1009 11th St NW, is the first short term emergency housing facility to open as part of the Mayor’s “All Eight Wards” plan to address and end homelessness in the District of Columbia, as detailed in the Homeward DC strategic plan. Incorporating the best of N Street Village’s service-enriched model of care, programming at the Patricia Handy Place is trauma-informed, dignified, and safe for single women experiencing homelessness. The transformative program includes critical services provided by trained staff, volunteers, and city and nonprofit partners and has been designed to create a sense of community and enhance individual feelings of empowerment.

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Phyllis Wheatley YWCA

Since December 2016, N Street Village has provided case management services at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA on Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest D.C. Founded in 1905, the historic Phyllis Wheatley YWCA has long provided affordable housing to women in Washington, D.C. In 2016, the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA completed an extensive renovation of its building. N Street Village supports their critical mission by providing wrap-around support services to 42 formerly homeless residents.

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Diane’s House

Since October 2020, N Street Village has provided permanent supportive housing at Diane’s House on Bladensburg Road in Northeast D.C. Offering 42 units of permanent supportive housing, including 6 units for families, Diane’s House expands Village services to four of DC’s eight wards. Working in concert with community partners, this new location brings us closer to ending homelessness in the nation’s capital.

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Capitol Vista

Since January 2021, N Street Village has provided staff and services at Capitol Vista, a 21-unit permanent supportive housing program. In partnership with the city, this location provides wrap-around services and care for formerly homeless women.

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