Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic under nutrition, heart disease, and obesity. By partnering with 444 community organizations in DC, MD, and VA.
Arlington Food Assistance Center
AFAC is an independent, community-based non-profit food pantry that provides dignified access to nutritious supplemental groceries to all our Arlington neighbors in need. In doing so, AFAC makes it possible for vulnerable families in our community to devote their limited resources to financial obligations such as housing, utilities, and other basic needs.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:
•We’ve protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
•We address threats to conservation involving climate change, access to clean water, ocean health, and everything in between. Learn how we’re responding.
The Women's Center
For over forty years, The Women’s Center has provided mental health counseling, support and education to the metropolitan area to help people live healthy, stable and productive lives.
Since The Women’s Center was founded in 1974, we have grown to include service to women, men, families, young adults and children. We now serve 4,000 people annually at our two locations in Virginia and Washington, DC. Functioning as a teaching institution for mental health professionals, we provide one of the largest, and most prestigious and competitive training programs in the region.
A nonprofit organization, The Women’s Center relies on philanthropic support to offer subsidized and free care and support to people in need in the community.
Our mission is to end chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C.
Ending chronic homelessness might sound impossible. We know that it’s not. Learn how it’s happening.
It starts with dignity: We connect with our chronically homeless guests with the highest quality, most nutritious meals in the city.
It happens through belonging. Our Case Managers build a community where each individual feels safe getting the help that they need, when they are ready to receive it.
It continues through change. In partnership with people who have experienced homelessness, we advocate for the D.C. government to make investments in the housing programs that are most proven to end homelessness. Meanwhile, we partner with other service providers and government agencies to change the way homeless services are delivered in Washington.
It is completed with housing. The most successful intervention for chronic homelessness is Permanent Supportive Housing, which couples permanent housing with supportive services that target the specific needs of an individual.
Permanent supportive housing improves health outcomes; reduces the cost of emergency services, like ER visits and first responder services; and provides people with the tools they need to get their lives back. Best of all, it has a 92 percent success rate in Washington, D.C., which means it not only gets people of the streets, it helps them stay in housing.
That’s why in 2014, Miriam’s Kitchen made the most important expansion of services in its history: to provide Supportive Services to 95 residents in the District’s Permanent Supportive Housing program. Because housing is the solution to homelessness.