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.

Commitment to Equitable Solutions

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Statement on Homeless Encampments

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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

Our Programs

Housing First Teams

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.

Homeless Street Outreach

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.

Urgent Care Clinic

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.

Supported Employment

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.

Behavioral Healthcare

We provide behavioral health and primary care services through an on-site, walk-in clinic via our partnership with Unity Health Care.

Montgomery County, MD “Pathways Home”

Pathways Home serves Montgomery County’s chronically homeless individuals with substance use and/or co-occurring mental health disorders

Downtown Day Services Center

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.

Make A Donation

Want to do something today to end homelessness? Make a donation! We depend on your support to help chronically homeless people with mental illness and multiple other disabilities start a new life for themselves. Your generosity will help someone move into a home and get the treatment and support they need to recover and thrive.

Become A Volunteer

Want to make an impact in your community? Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Pathways to Housing DC!

Join the Team

Are you motivated, passionate and committed to ending homelessness? If so, we want you to join our team! Learn more about our job opportunities here.

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