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Need help?


Overnight shelter for homeless men:

Spiritual Transformation Program:

Food PLUS Center (formerly Food Depot and 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 lasting change. The program gives dedicated students the tools they need to overcome addictions and other life-controlling issues. The 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: Reverend Rutherford Cooke

Need help?


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. Each participant may receive food twice per month according to the Food PLUS 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 twice a month, please bring the following required documents to enroll in the program:
    • 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 Social Security number

    You will need to bring a Photo ID in addition to your Food PLUS card  OR a referral.

    Central Union Mission Food PLUS Center (formerly Distribution Center).
    3182B Bladensburg Rd NE (located at the back of 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

  2. Emergency Food

    Food is immediately available for individuals who are in need.
    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 at the back of 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 is 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, available on a first- come, first- served basis. No holds available. 
Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday
Referrals are recommended.
No delivery - the recipient is responsible for transporting furniture

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

Need help?

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.

OTHER RESOURCES - click here