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Overnight Shelter for homeless men:

Spiritual Transformation Program:

Food PLUS (formerly Food Depot):

Food PLUS Center (formerly Distribution Center):

Community Services Offered to the Public


Emergency shelter services for homeless men every night of the year. More information, click here


The Spiritual Transformation Program is about changed lives-not just on the outside, but deep inside. The program gives dedicated students the tools they need to overcome addictions and other life-controlling issues. The 12-to-18 month intensive residential program for men offers counseling, educational opportunities, job and skills training, cultural exposure and work therapy projects. The focus is on renewing hope, restoring family relationships, and returning once-broken men to productive lives. The program can accommodate 50 men at any given time. More information, click here; Contact: Pastor James Lewis


If you are in need of food, Central Union Mission offers two options to help you.

  1. Food PLUS (formerly Food Depot)

    Food PLUS is a service provided by Central Union Mission to assist individuals who are experiencing economic difficulties. This program is designed for those who are in need on a monthly basis. Each participant will be able to receive food twice per month according to the Food Depot calendar and assigned day.

    The purpose of Central Union Mission's Food PLUS program is to assist people in the Metropolitan area with their spiritual and physical needs through Christian programs and food distribution.

    Food PLUS is open to the public. If you are interested in receiving groceries and clothing on a regular basis, please bring the following:

    ♦Driver's License/ Photo Identification
    ♦Proof of Residency (Lease or Utility Bill)
    ♦Current proof of Income (2 recent pay stubs, food stamps, SSI, etc.) ---Subject to household income levels
    ♦Social Security card or document with SS#

    *These listed documents are required to enroll in the program

    IMPORTANT: Central Union Mission Food PLUS (formerly Food Depot) has relocated. Please visit the new location for all your food and household needs. You will need a Photo ID in addition to a referral OR your Food Depot card.

    Central Union Mission Food PLUS Center (formerly Distribution Center).
    3182B Bladensburg Rd NE (located behind the building, turn right)
    Washington DC 20018
    Phone: 202.529.0165, Main Office
    Hours: Monday—Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm

    QUESTIONS?  Contact Crystal Clarke, 202-745-7118, x253 or

  2. Emergency Food

    This offer is immediately available for individuals who are in need of food.
    Emergency food recipients are encouraged to come between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Thursday.
    To qualify for emergency food assistance, individuals must have a valid Photo ID and a referral from a legitimate agency.
    Recipients may come once a month for food bags. Recipients should bring the necessary documents to register upon their next visit.

    Location: Central Union Mission Food PLUS Center, 3182B Bladensburg Rd NE (located behind the building, turn right), Washington DC, 20018
    Phone: (202) 529-0165
    Other Emergency Food Agencies: click here (pdf)

    QUESTIONS? Contact Tracy Duncan, 202-745-7118, x260,


Gently used clothing for men, women and children are available.

Available weekly Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00am to 4:00 pm
Location: Food PLUS Center, 3182 B Bladensburg Road, NE Washington, DC 20018
Questions? Contact 202-529-0165 or   *Referrals are recommended.                            

Available weekly Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am
Location: Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 1625 13th Street, NW Washington DC, 20009
Questions? Contact Pastor Jorge, 202-232-4490


Furniture is donated and in good condition, with a variety of pieces available.
Furniture is available on a first come, first served basis. No holds available.
Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday
Referrals are recommended.
No delivery - recipient is responsible for transporting the furniture

Location: Food PLUS Center, 3182 B Bladensburg Road, NE (located behind the building, turn right) Washington, DC 20018
Questions? Contact 202-529-0165 or

All the above services are provided by Central Union Mission FREE of charge!

Please direct any questions about these services to Tracy Duncan, 202-745-7118, x260 or

OTHER RESOURCES - click here