people are served in all our programs each year


of our clients are men


of our clients are black or African American

Who We Serve  Referrals & Eligibility

Pathways to Housing DC is a unique agency that provides permanent housing and a range of specialty support services to single adults experiencing chronic homelessness in the District.

We do not accept direct referrals for our Housing First programs. Instead, we participate in the community’s Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement (CAHP) system for prioritizing housing and services.  Most shelters, case management, and outreach providers are conducting housing assessments as part of CAHP. For a listing of participating agencies or to schedule an assessment, please click here.

If you are currently experiencing homelessness and are looking for help, please click here for a list of resources in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD.

If you would like to be connected to mental health services, please call the Access HelpLine at 1 (888) 7WE-HELP or 1 (888) 793-4357 provided by the DC Department of Behavioral Health. This 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care.

To refer someone for outreach who is homeless and in need of assistance in the DowntownDC Business Improvement District, you may contact the DowntownDC BID Dispatch at [email protected] or 202-624-1550.

To refer someone for outreach who is homeless and need of assistance in the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, you may contact the Golden Triangle BID Dispatch at [email protected] or 202-293-9580.

If you have any others questions about our programs and services, please contact us at [email protected].

Our COVID Response

Pathways Never Gave Up On Me

Anthony is a reminder of the power of second chances. As a teenager, he was introduced to drugs and used marijuana, cocaine, and eventually crack to deal with undiagnosed mental illness. After being sent to prison for possession, he saw a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When Anthony was released, his conviction made it nearly impossible to find employment, and he soon became homeless. After several years on the streets, he found housing through #PathwaysDC. Pathways staff helped him stay sober and deal with the trauma of incarceration. Anthony shared, “I think about how fortunate I am, how many chances I had,” he said. “I was so blessed. Pathways came into my life and helped me turn it around when things were looking pretty bad.” Anthony is a living example that people can thrive when you do not give up on them.

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