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Your Gift of $115 helps 60 people

Meeting the needs of our city's homeless and hurting people

Together we provide safe shelter, hot meals, medical care, job training and compassionate care to transform lives here in the Washington D.C., metropolitan area.

The Comprehensive Family Resource Center (CFRC)

Giving poor, hungry and homeless families a place to rebuild and discover hope through Jesus Christ.

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Operation Christmas Miracle

With your help, together we’ll provide Christmas gifts to hundreds of underprivileged children and youth.


We transform the shelter into a Christmas wonderland and treat the overnight guests to a special Christmas filled with inspirational and meaningful gifts to help them feel special and cared for.


Homeless crisis in our capital

The homeless crisis in the District is one of the worst in the nation. The rising cost of urban living—intensified by the city’s need for more affordable housing and higher wages—has left more people on our streets than ever. Central Union Mission is committed to being a solution.



Founded in 1884, Central Union Mission is the oldest private social service agency in the District of Columbia.
*These statistics reflect Central Union Mission's typical yearly reach.
Thanks to friends like you, we provided:

Stories of Change

Miracles happen within our walls. Learn the stories of men, women and children who’ve transformed their lives from homelessness to hope

At the beginning of March 2020, Jeremy and Jennifer were a young married couple, committed to their careers, their community and their family...but then COVID-19 happened.

Read Jeremy & Jennifer's Story

After wandering the streets with no food or money, he walked by what he thought was an interesting place. That interesting place was Central Union Mission.

Read Fernando's Story

When Conishea was struggling to feed and clothe her family, YOU helped her!

Read Cornesha's Story

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year Central Union Mission hosts a variety of events to bring our community together to help homeless men, women and children. Upcoming events include:
December 15, 2023

Show Some Love

For those experiencing homelessness, Christmas can be a p...

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9:00am—12:00pm, or until full capacity is reached.

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