Our Mission, Ending Homelessness Through Housing First
The mission of Pathways to Housing DC is to end homelessness and support recovery for people with complex health challenges.
people moved into our permanent housing program since 2004
people served in our programs each year
of people remain in housing successfully in our program
of the people we serve are overcoming mental illness, substance use or severe health challenges
We start by housing people directly from the streets, without preconditions. Then we address their mental health, addiction, physical health, employment, and education challenges to help integrate them back into our community.
We meet people on the streets and build person-centered relationships in order to meet their housing and health goals. We don’t maintain people in homelessness- we end homelessness. Permanently.
We provide same-day walk-in access to mental health and addiction treatment inside the D.C. Superior Court. The goal is to provide short-term, immediate care while connecting people to services in their community.
We won’t let anything stand in the way – past histories of homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, or addiction – just like Housing First, we use a Work First philosophy to help people achieve their goal of finding employment or going back to school.
Partnering with the DowntownDC Business Improvement District and DC Department of Human Services, we developed a central point of “one stop” access to the services and supports people experiencing homelessness need to move off the streets and into homes of their own in Downtown DC.
How You Can Help Get Involved
There are many ways for you to help us fulfill our mission of ending chronic homelessness and supporting recovery in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD.