Father McKenna Center

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Day Program
~The Day Program is for men who are experiencing homelessness
~Services include:
~~Case management, including counseling, an accountability program, and referrals for mental and physical health assessments.
~~A men’s support group meeting every day, attendance is a pre-requisite for Midday Meal at the Center. These facilitated sessions challenge and encourage, while building a strong peer network within a community where trust is rare.
~~Substantial breakfast and home-cooked hot lunch, served by volunteers and shared with love.
~~Showers and laundry service, supporting our guests in maintaining personal hygiene and the self-respect which that reflects and conveys.
~~Use of a phone and secure cell phone charging.
~~Mail distribution and use as a stable address, vital for engaging with government agencies and potential employers.
~~Coordination of transportation for medical and social service appointments, in conjunction with Case Management.
~~Computer access and training.
~~A clothing distribution service for both basics and work appropriate clothing.

Hypothermia Program
~The Hypothermia/Transition Program is for men experiencing homelessness. It is application based, and each applicant meets with his Case Manager to ensure commitment to the goals and structure of the Program.
~The program opens on November 1st and operate every night until March 31.
~It offers the men shelter for the night, a shower, a home-cooked evening meal, and time to work on their personal plan or to socialize.
~Each year the program provides shelter for a consistent group of 18-20 men, who utilize the program each night until they find stable housing or reunite with their community.

Food Pantry
~They operate a daily food pantry for low income families, particularly seniors, who live in Ward 6.
~It is open every weekday.
~Families seeking food assistance check-in with volunteers and have a shopping experience allowing them to select the products they want to meet their specific family’s needs.
~Families may visit the Food Pantry as often as every two weeks.
~The pantry offers both non-perishable and fresh foods.


19 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 842-1112

Hours: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Last updated: 08.07.19

Region |NoMa|Northwest|Ward 6|Washington DC

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