Anne Frank House in Washington, DC is an independent non-profit organization that provides long-term supportive housing to some of DC's most vulnerable people.
Comfort. Anne Frank House residents 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 25% of their monthly income. Donations pay for the rest.
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 population of unhoused people.
Community. Anne Frank House’s volunteer liaisons establish caring, one-to-one relationships with clients. They call and visit residents, help them with errands or meeting personal needs and deliver holiday meals. Most important, volunteers help residents 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.
Homelessness vs. Houselessness
Just as true in 2024 as it was upon our founding
(excerpt from Spring 1988 "The Urban Oasis: News and Views from the Luther Place Shelter Continuum.
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