Downtown Day Services Center

The Downtown Day Services Center has re-opened for Walk-In essential services for residents experiencing homelessness. Shower access, laundry services, clothing, computer, phone, vital records, employment, medical, dental, mental health and housing services is available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. These services are offered under COVID guidelines to include temperature checks, social distancing and enhanced cleaning. For more information on services, contact DDSC Staff between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at (202) 383-8810 or by email at  

Services include:

  • restrooms;
  • showers;
  • laundry; 
  • phone charging;  
  • emergency clothing; and,
  • lunch service (available daily including weekends, from 11 am to 1 pm in the courtyard/park adjacent to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church). 

Mayor Bowser Unveils Downtown Day Services Center, Creating New Single Point of Entry for Residents Experiencing Homelessness to Access Resources and Supports

(Washington, DC)  Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) unveiled the new Downtown Day Services Center, a new resource in downtown DC for individuals experiencing homelessness. In 2018, Mayor Bowser invested $1.7 million to fund the center, which is housed within the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (NYAPC) and will be managed by the BID, with social services provided by Pathways to Housing DC (Pathways)…

…Combined, DowntownDC BID, Pathways, and the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church have decades of experience working to support individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC. The BID has supported efforts surrounding the work to end homelessness for people living in the downtown DC area for more than 20 years. Pathways works with individual adults experiencing chronic homelessness and complex health challenges. And the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (NYAPC) has welcomed individuals experiencing homelessness into their building for meals and restroom services for well over a decade.

“The DowntownDC Business Improvement District’s mission to support all members of the downtown community became fully realized with the opening of the Downtown Day Services Center,” said BID President and CEO Neil Albert. “We are proud to be partnering with the District of Columbia and our service providers to operate a state-of-the-art facility where coordinated services, on-site facilities and opportunities for engagement all play a role in helping individuals secure permanent housing…”

Click here to read the full press release via Mayor Muriel Bowser on ribbon cutting

Downtown Day Services Center for the homeless unveiled

Mayor announces 1.7 million grant to the Downtown DC BID for Homeless Services Day Center