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The Anne Frank House was founded in 1987 as a community service project of the Adas Israel Congregation at the urging of the late Reverend John F. Steinbruck, spiritual leader of DC's Luther Place Memorial Church. A leading voice locally and nationally for the homeless, Reverend Steinbruck inspired the diverse consortium of shelters and services for homeless women and their families in DC now known as N Street Village.

Our first project was a group house for five women with chronic mental illness that Anne Frank House operated for 12 years in a rental property. Today we house 12 men and women, each in their own apartment, in Wards 3 and 4.  Anne Frank House owns some of the units and rents others.