Central Union Mission, DC

65 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC  20001

Phone: (202) 745-7118

Central Union Mission, DC

Central Union Mission is the oldest social service agency in the District of Columbia. It was founded in 1884 by the Reverend Latham Douglass, a young man filled with compassion for the thousands of homeless, neglected men who wandered Pennsylvania Avenue, many of whom were Civil War veterans.

Since 1884, the Mission has continuously operated an emergency shelter for homeless men and been a place for spiritual uplift and recovery. It has survived the Great Depression, two world wars, 24 presidential administrations, neighborhood transitions, and numerous relocations.

The Mission Today

Today, Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with seven locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area. In addition to its family ministries, the Mission operates an emergency shelter program, a rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, a food, clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children, programs for isolated seniors, computer and job training and transitional and low-cost housing.

The Mission is continually developing its programs to meet the changing needs of the community. Its current programs serve homeless men, underprivileged women, children, seniors, families, and veterans.

see videoOne life at a time, the Mission works to help transform the area's toughest rehabilitation cases, including drug addicts, gang members, criminal offenders, and the chronically homeless into productive members of society. The Mission's programs have an extremely high success rate at helping individuals overcome addiction and homelessness, and achieve independent living.


United Way #9617; CFC #85786

Founded in 1884,Central Union Mission is dedicated to serving needy and homeless men, women, and children throughout the Washington metropolitan area. These services are provided by a number of ministries which make up the Mission: Men's Ministry, Camp Bennett, Food Services, and Family Outreach. The ministries operate from seven separate locations; six are in the District of Columbia, and one, Camp Bennett, is located in Brookeville, Maryland.

Our mission is to glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Central Union Mission strives to aid in the tra

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Hours

Mon: 12:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tue: 12:00 am - 11:45 pm
Wed: 12:00 am - 11:45 pm
Thu: 12:00 am - 11:45 pm
Fri: 12:00 am - 11:45 pm
Sat: 12:00 am - 11:45 pm
Sun: 12:00 am - 11:45 pm



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Past Events

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 04/28/2018

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
10:00 am - 04/13/2018

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 03/31/2018

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
10:00 am - 03/09/2018

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
10:00 am - 03/09/2018

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 02/24/2018

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
10:00 am - 02/09/2018

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 01/27/2018

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 01/06/2018

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
01:00 pm - 12/08/2017

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 12/02/2017

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 10/28/2017

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
11:30 am - 10/13/2017

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 09/30/2017

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
11:30 am - 09/08/2017

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 08/26/2017

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
11:30 am - 08/11/2017

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic
09:30 am - 07/29/2017

At Central Union Mission, DC

CLADC hosts legal aid clinics each month at various sites in Washington, DC to serve the legal needs of the city’s poor and homeless community. To inquire about...

Hearts of Hope Baby Shower

Hearts of Hope Baby Shower
01:30 pm - 09/12/2015

At Central Union Mission, DC

Bring hope to mothers in need with your new items for babies and toddlers in Central Union Mission’s Family Ministry. Bring your donations on Saturday, September...

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