“…most of all, I long for a home of my own….”
(Anne Frank diary entry, July 23, 1943)
Anne Frank House in Washington, DC is an independent non-profit organization that provides long-term supportive housing to 12 formerly homeless men and women with chronic mental illness and/or disability.
Comfort. Anne Frank House clients move from living on the streets or in shelters to living on their own in comfortable and fully furnished single-occupancy apartments. These apartments, all located in Ward 3 in Northwest DC, are close to shopping and to public transportation. Our clients pay an average of $250 a month or 25% of their monthly income.
Caring. To help clients live independently, Anne Frank House contracts with Friendship Place to provide needed medical, psychological and social support services. Friendship Place is a leading provider of these services to DC’s homeless population.
Community. Anne Frank House’s volunteer liaisons establish caring, one-to-one relationships with clients. They call and visit clients, help them with errands or meeting personal needs and deliver holiday meals. Most important, volunteers help clients build a sense of security, self-reliance and belonging in the community.
In 2022, after 35 years of being an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, we hired our first executive director with a goal of expanding the number of people we serve.
Please join with us to end homelessness in Washington DC.