Family Ministry Center

The Family Ministry Center will remain open and committed to serving lost and hurting souls in our community—no matter what challenges we face.

Some programs are changed as follows:

  • The Relief & Restoration Program Distribution is changed as follows:
    • All distributions will be outside in the parking lot until further notice.
    • Relief and Restoration will follow the already scheduled distribution dates bi-weekly, Mon-Thurs. (Please check the calendar for dates.)
    • Distribution times are 9:00am and 12:30pm daily.
    • At the entrance gate, everyone is given a number. Only 10 people at a time are permitted to pick up their food.
    • At the Mission Market backdoor, participants check-in and receive a preassembled food cart.
  • Emergency Referrals (restart on Monday March 30) with these changes:
    • All distributions will be outside in the parking lot until further notice.
    • Emergency Referrals will follow the already scheduled distribution dates bi-weekly, Mon-Thurs. (Please check the calendar for dates.)
    • Distribution time is 1:30-2:30pm daily.
    • Accepting the first 25 people or while supplies last.
    • At the entrance gate, everyone is given a number. Only 10 people at a time are permitted to pick up their food.
    • At the Mission Market backdoor, participants check-in and receive a preassembled food cart.

We are temporarily stopping receipt of gift-in-kind donations at our shelter with the exception of the following items: hand sanitizer, isopropyl alcohol, Clorox wipes, Lysol, boxes of tissues, and N95 masks. These items should be dropped off at the Men’s Shelter located at 65 Mass Ave NW Washington, DC 20001.

We will continue to accept gift-in-kind donations at our Family Ministry Center. (FMC Drop-off Instructions)

The Family Ministry Center (FMC) is Central Union Mission’s hub for family services where people struggling with insufficient food and clothing can find help. The Family Ministry Center provides food and clothing to approximately 4000 people per month (families, including many single mothers, grandparent care-givers and isolated senior citizens). We distribute groceries that provide over three million meals each year through the Mission’s Relief & Restoration Program. We provide computer training, legal aid, ESOL classes, Bible studies, life skills classes, services for senior citizens with the monthly Seniors Fellowships in both English and Spanish, parenting classes, baby showers, Christmas gifts for children in need with Operation Christmas Miracle, Thanksgiving supplies, school supplies for children with Operation Back Pack and more.

For more information on programs available, download the Family Ministry Center brochure in English or Spanish.

Family Ministry Center
3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B
Washington, DC 20018

Phone: (202) 745-7118 ext. 500
Fax: (202) 450-1752
Email: familyministry@missiondc.org
(Driveway is between the Popeye’s & Auto Collision Center)

Relief & Restoration Program

The Relief & Restoration Program (R & R) is designed to provide a community where needy, broken families and individuals have access to free resources that provide relief from such burdens. Our goal is to restore the hurting, hungry and lost community to being better, living wiser, knowing Jesus Christ.

In addition to free food and clothing, the R & R program provides pastoral counsel, encouragement and prayer, an on-site social worker to help with special circumstances, and special events throughout the year.
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If you are currently in need of assistance outside of FMC operating hours, please contact the Hunger Lifeline at (202) 644-9807 (Monday-Friday 9am–5pm) or visit the Food Bank Network Website or DC Food Finder Website to search for services such as food, healthcare, housing, and job training. If you are in need of furniture, contact A Wider Circle at (301) 608-3504.

FMC Relief & Restoration Program Events Calendar

See what’s scheduled for the Relief & Restoration Program at the Family Ministry Center.
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Volunteer Opportunities

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.

The Future of  the Family Ministry Center

To learn more about the proposed changes for the Family Ministry Center click here.

 

 

 

 

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