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Homeless Ministry

Radcliffe Room Ministry

Currently serving in Triangle Park on Sundays, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

For more than 30 years, we have invited men and women living on the street or in a shelter to a Sunday morning bagel and coffee hour. Refreshments, including bagels and coffee, are served to our guests by members and friends of the congregation, members of the community and some of the homeless men and women themselves.

In addition to the coffee hour, the Radcliffe Room offers a clothing closet where men and women from the streets can receive clothes and toiletries. Men and women’s clothing is available. 

We welcome those who might be interested in the Radcliffe Room Ministry to visit some Sunday morning, perhaps prepare and serve refreshments, greet our guests and listen to them.

To volunteer, email To donate to the Radcliffe Room, please make a donation here.

The Center - Downtown Day Services Center for the Homeless

Monday – Fridays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Downtown Day Services Center (The Center) is located in the basement of The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. The Center is made possible by the District of Columbia Department of Human Services and the Downtown Business Improvement District. The Center is offering services by appointment from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, including restrooms, showers, laundry, phone charging and emergency clothing. Lunchtime meal service will continue to be offered daily, including weekends, from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the park adjacent to the church.

Learn More about the Downtown Day Services Center

A list of homeless resources and services in Washington, D.C. (such as meal services, shelters, family services, street outreach, mental health, showers, medical, etc.) has been compiled and is available from the link below.

Download:  Homeless_Services_and_Resources_DCC.doc

Compiled by the Downtown Cluster of Congregations (