Media Coverage

Media coverage of events at the Mission


April 17, 2024
Central Union Mission expanding to Arlington amid increase in Homelessness

Megan Mcgrath | NBC4 Washington
March 20, 2024
D.C.’s Homeless Problem
Homelessness in Washington, D.C. rose by 18% in 2023

IN YOUR WORDS | Lisa Bennatan – Civil

January 22, 2024
Joeseph Mettimano Guest on Don Kroah Radio Show
January 21, 2024
At a D.C. homeless shelter, two men face their demons in freezing weather

Justin Wm. Moyer | Washington Post


December 25, 2023
Christmas meals to men in need

Heather Gustafson | WTOP News
November 23, 2023
Help & Healing at Central Union Mission

DC News Now
November 23, 2023
Central Union Mission serves a Thanksgiving feast – News 4.

Season 4 Giving | NEWS4
November 23, 2023
Central Union Mission held a Thanksgiving feast for those in need.

Nick Minock | ABC7 News
November 23, 2023
Central Union Mission helping those in need this thanksgiving (Robert and Robert).

Nick Minock | ABC7 News
September 28, 2023
Advanced Advocacy and Central Union Mission have partnered up again for the seventh annual Charity Suit Drive! “Give a suit, change a life”

Fox 5 Pay It Forward
July 27, 2023
CBN Faith Nation – July set for the world's warmest month on record.

John Jessup | CBN Faith Nation
June 6, 2023
Central Union Mission rolls out new Comprehensive Family Resource Center
Dominique Moody| NEWS4


December 28, 2022
WJLA-TV Live at Central Union Mission
Joy Wang| ABC7 NEWS

December 15, 2022
Central Union Mission in close to reaching the goal of providing toys for 1,000 children this Christmas

Walter Morris | NBC4 News>
December 13, 2022
Central Union Mission in Need of Toy Donations for 500 plus Unsponsored Children for Operation Christmas Miracle.

Walter Morris | NBC4 News>
November 24, 2022
We are back at Central Union Mission, DC on this Thanksgiving Day. This time with a couple of comeback stories.

Nick Minock | ABC7 News
November 24, 2022
Central Union Mission Serves Thanksgiving Dinner to Those in Need

Derrick Ward | NBC Washington
November 24, 2022
Central Union Mission Serves Thanksgiving Dinner

Carl Willis | ABC7 News
November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving Dinner costs increase

Carl Willis | ABC7 News
October 06, 2022
Two DC nonprofits team up with Amazon to hand out 300 coats

News4 at 5 | NBC4 Washington
August 10, 2022
</br/>Interview with Joseph Mettimano about Monkeypox precautions at the Mission</br/>

</br/>Mission taking precautions for Monkeypox – Part 2

Joseph Mettimano interview on WMAL

August 3, 2022

Monkeypox cases reported within D.C.’s homeless community
May 14, 2022

DMV-Connect with Robert Mcdonald-Davies
with guest Joseph Mettimano

May 04, 2022
In this week’s episode of #CoffeewithClosers, we talk with Joseph Mettimano, the President and CEO of Central Union Mission, a faith-based nonprofit and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. Mr. Mettimano discusses the organization’s work serving the homeless and underserved in our nation’s capital, which has one of the highest homelessness rates in the country. He also discusses how Central Union Mission is trying to solve the homelessness and poverty crisis and the steps the organization took to carry out its work in the face of COVID-19.
Coffee With Closers


Nov 18, 2021
Helping Those in Need This Thanksgiving

ABC7 News at 5 | ABC Washington
May 24, 2021
Homeless shelter’s job training program has all the ingredients

Maya Rodriguez | National Correspondent, reporting for all E.W. Scripps
April 29, 2021

Justin Wm. Moyer | Washington Post
March 8, 2021
Push To Increase Vaccine Access – ABC7 Interview at Central Union Mission
Anna Lysa Gayle | ABC7
January 15, 2021
People Experiencing Homelessness Are Being ‘Forced To Adapt’ To Inauguration Security

Mikaela Lefrak | WAMU


December 25, 2020
On a covid Christmas, a new routine for feeding the homeless

Paul Schwartzman | The Washington Post

November 25, 2020

Long Waits For Covid Tests, Donated Food Mark Start Of Holiday Season NEWSY

November 24, 2020

Turkeys Needed for DC Families | Central Union Mission | ABC 7 News – WJLA

November 24, 2020

Donated Thanksgiving Dinners Distributed at Central Union Mission | Fox 5 DC

November 24, 2020
Pandemic shifts Feast of Sharing into delivery mode

Shen Wu Tan | The Washington Times

May 22, 2020
Central Union Mission’s Comprehensive Family Resource Center distributing food to those in need because of the impact of the Coronovirus

Natlie Brand | CBS Newspath Washington, DC

May 22, 2020
Capitals center Lars Eller donates walk-through sanitizing machine to homeless shelter

Sharta McBride | WUSA9 Washington, DC

May 22, 2020
Caps Center Lars Eller Donates Sanitizing UV Light to Central Union Mission

Cary Chow | NBC4 Washington, DC

May 19, 2020
D.C. should partner with universities to provide shelter

Tamar Hoffman and Jack Hsia | The Washington Post

April 16, 2020

Joe Mettimano interviewed by Don Kroah

Don Kroah | WAVA 105.1 FM

April 14, 2020
Hotels sit vacant during the pandemic. But some locals don’t want homeless people moving in.

Drea Cornejo, Jonathan Baran | The Washington Post

April 6, 2020
How you can help during the coronavirus outbreak

Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Laura Daily | The Washington Post

April 4, 2020
Central Union Mission’s Update Regarding COVID-19
Joseph Mettimano President & CE0

April 4, 2020
Mission Possible: The Necessity of Face Masks During COVID-19
Rev. Deborah Chambers | Vice President, Development and Partnerships

April 4, 2020
Mission Possible: The Power of Prayer During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Rev. Deborah Chambers | Vice President, Development and Partnerships

March 20, 2020
Cities struggle to protect vulnerable homeless populations as coronavirus spreads

Marissa J. Lang, Justin Wm. Moyer and Nitasha Tiku | The Washington Post

March 20, 2020
NBC4 News at 6
Joseph Mettimanio President & CEO | Central Union Mission

March 15, 2020
For the homeless, temperature checks and bag lunches

Tara Bahrampour | The Washington Post


December 29, 2019
DMV Spotlight – Interview with Joseph Mettimano, President/CEO

Dec 3, 2019 | Joe Mettimano & Central Union Mission CDP Spotlight

Thanksgiving 2019 | Central Union Mission | Washington, DC from Coca-Cola Consolidated.

November 27, 2019
‘I’ve never seen a dip like this’: After tax code change, food banks and charities in DC area face steep drop in donations
Washington Post | Washington, DC

September 27, 2019
How This Christian Organization Is Fighting Homelessness in Washington: ‘We Are Saying, I See You’
Amber Strong | CBN News

September 23, 2019

The HeART and Sole of Service – Chef Rock Harper, a former chef at Central Union Mission and the winner of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen, breaks down what it really means to serve. We also get a sneak peak into Central Union Mission, DC ‘s HeART and Sole, an event raising 1 million meals for DC’s homeless.
Amber Strong | CBN News

September 13, 2019
‘The best food event in DC’ is back — and for a good cause
WTOP | Washington DC

January 11, 2019
‘Breadcoin’ is a new currency in DC for people in need
Washington Post | Washington DC


October 29, 2018
Joseph Mettimano interviewed about the Missions K2 efforts on ABC7 news at 5

ABC7 News | Washington, DC

September 21, 2018
Joseph Mettimano interview on Don Kroah radio show

Don Kroah Show, WAVA-FM | Washington, DC

September 20, 2018
Joseph Mettimano and David Treadwell honored with the Making DC History Award at the Newseum

On September 20, the Historical Society honored four history makers with its Making DC History Awards. From left: Joseph Mettimano and David Treadwell (Central Union Mission), Charlene Drew Jarvis (Drew Jarvis Family), John “Chip” Akridge (Akridge), and Drew Mucci (HITT Contracting, Inc.)

Historical Society of Washington, DC

August 22, 2018
Kidd O’Shea kicks off The Community Breakfast and Health Fair at Central Union Mission
sponsored by The Congressional Black Caucus


August 22, 2018
Joseph Mettimano interview on Breakaway with Kevin Krueger


Breakaway w/Kevin Kruger WGTS | Washington, DC

August 14, 2018
Food tokens are the newest way to help the hungry
Meredith Roaten | Street Sense Media

August 6, 2018
Joe takes action on his first day on the job.
NBC4 News | Washington DC

April 20, 2018
Government closes camp across the street from homeless services nonprofit
StreetSenseMedia | Washington, DC

April 10, 2018
REVELATIONS TV highlights Central Union Mission with David Treadwell
Revelations TV | Lake Worth, FL

March 12, 2018
In DC, barbers give homeless men makeovers
The Washington Post | Washington, DC

March 8, 2018
Crowded Shelters And The Vicious Flu Brew Perfect Storm For The Homeless
The Washington Post | Washington, DC

March 7, 2018
Crowded Shelters And The Vicious Flu Brew Perfect Storm For The Homeless
Kaiser Health News | Carmen Heredia Rodriguez

February 18, 2018
Mission Muffins: What Are They and How Are They Shaping the World?
The Christian Post | Washington, DC

February 09, 2018

How Mission Muffins Is Empowering the Poor to Flourish
Institute For Faith, Work & Economics | McLean, VA

January 29, 2018
Your Voice, Your Future Armstrong Williams Show – “Forgotten Poor”
Armstrong Williams Show – ABC7 | Washington DC

January 01, 2018
City leaders develop plan to reduce homelessness in DC
ABC7 | Washington DC


November 30, 2017
Mount Vernon Triangle gets ringing endorsements from the people who live there
Washington Post | Washington DC

November 23, 2017
National Geographic | Catherine Zuckerman

November 10, 2017
DC Homeless Veteran Hopes to Find Home Before Thanksgiving
NBC 4 | Washington DC

October 23, 2017
Catherine Zuckerman | National Geographic

October 20, 2017

October, 2017
8 Iconic Signs You’ll Recognize If You’re a Real Washingtonian
Washingtonian Magazine | Washington DC

August 6, 2017
The panhandler’s lament: In an increasingly cashless world, fewer have a dime to spare
The Washington Post | Washington, DC

July 12, 2017
Help Needed: Charities Look for Summer Volunteers
NBC4 | Washington DC

April 6, 2017
Rock Harper Joins Central Union Mission
Eater | Washington DC

January 25, 2017

WGTS 91.9 | Washington DC


December 16, 2016
Local DC Charity Organizes Operation Christmas Miracle

ABC News’ Kenneth Moton meets the volunteers at Central Union Mission who are making sure children in need are getting gifts this holiday season.
Kenneth Morton ABC7 | Washington DC

December 16, 2016
Central Union Mission offers holiday meals, but also haircuts and manicures

December 6, 2016
WGTS & Central Union Mission – Fundraiser 2016

WGTS 91.9 | Washington DC

November 29, 2016
Thousands enjoy holiday meal at capital mission
By The Associated Press | Posted Nov 24th, 2016 @ 11:50am by

November 24, 2016
His last Thanksgiving meal was bologna in jail. Now he’s piecing his life together.
Washington Post | Washington DC

October 31, 2016
Here are a few of the best ways to help the homeless
By David Treadwell for the Washington Examiner

October 19, 2016
Socks, chips and checkups: Homeless receive ‘smorgasbord’ of goods and services
Washington Post | Washington DC

October 18, 2016
Community Groups to Hold Resource Fair for DC’s Homeless
City Paper | Washington DC

June 15, 2016
Guided from one ‘mission’ to another
The Washington Times | Washington DC


December, 2015
Sunni And The City: HeArt & Sole Charity Event

InMotion Concepts | Washington DC

November 25, 2015
It’s a Lonely Time: What This Formerly Homeless Man Does for the Homeless on Thanksgiving

The Daily Signal | Washington DC

November 21, 2015
Last Night’s Lawyers With Guitars

Bisnow DC| Washington DC

July 11, 2015
With singing and snowcones, DC shelter hosts summer fun

The Washington Post | Washington DC

January 10, 2015
As temperatures drop, a push to get more homeless indoors

WTOP | Washington DC

January 08, 2015
National Symphony Orchestra charms Central Union Mission with low brass

The Washington Post | Washington DC

May 11, 2015
Central Union Mission Restoration & Transformation Program Graduation

Double R Productions | Washington DC


November 27, 2014
As temperatures drop, a push to get more homeless indoors

WTOP | Washington DC

Nov 19, 2014
Celebrating 130 years of feeding the hungry, hurting and homeless

News Channel 8 – “Let’s Talk Live” | Washington DC

October 24, 2014
Central Union Mission’s relocates to Massachusetts Ave, NW

The Washington Post | Washington DC

June 10, 2014
New Life at Central Mission

Street Sense Media | Washington DC

April 10, 2014
Central Union Mission 65 Mass Ave Building Dedication

Central Union Mission | Washington DC


November 28, 2013
Central Union Mission: Homeless talk about life at mission

WJLA TV | Washington DC

November 18, 2013
Central Union Mission receives $10,000 worth of food from Walmart

By Kathy Park, WJLA.COM

March 26, 2013
PepsiCo And Feed The Children Bring Help And Hope To Washington, D.C. Children In Need

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

February 14, 2013
Upward D.C. homeless trend continues

by Nick Iannelli,


November 16, 2012
Central Union Mission Returns To Downtown D.C.

By: Rebecca Sheir | WAMU 88.5

May 15, 2012
DC’s Real Estate Boom Leaves Many Behind

By Tom Sherwood | NBC4 Washington


November 26, 2011
Once needing help, Payne now helps others

By Rod Lamkey Jr. and Andrew Geraci | The Washington Times


December 21, 2010
Once needing help, Payne now helps others

by Steven Pearlstein, Business Columnist, Washington Post


September, 2009
IBC – Your Faith in Action Compassion Project

Immanuel Bible Church | Springfield VA


December 1, 2008
David Tredwell on CSPAN – Local Perspective on the Poor of Washington DC

CSPAN | Washington DC



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