There are more than 6,500 homeless individuals living on the streets of Washington, DC on any given night.
Of those, more than 2,000 are considered chronically homeless--meaning they are living with a physical or mental disability and have been homeless for at least one year, or multiple times over the past few years.
These individuals often live with severe mental illness, chronic substance abuse and/or severe health problems. Their quality of life is diminished and their life expectancy is cut short.
They are struggling to survive.
These are the men and women we serve.
Miriam's Kitchen was founded in 1983 through a collaboration of The George Washington University Hillel Student Association, Western Presbyterian Church and United Church in response to an urgent need for services for the homeless in Washington, DC.
Our mission is to provide individualized services that address the causes and consequences of homelessness in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, both directly and through facilitating connections in Washington, DC.
Our vision is to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC.
We provide free, homemade meals and high-quality support services to more than 4,000 homeless men and women each year through our core programs: Meals, Case Management, Miriam's Studio, and Miriam's Cafe.