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Who We Are


Partner Shelter Sites

We partner with shelters, transitional living programs, schools, and community spaces in Washington, DC and Prince George's County, Maryland.

We are NOT a shelter.

Our partner sites protect the privacy and confidentiality of their residents. If you are interested in volunteering, dropping off donations, or visiting one of our partner sites, please contact us at before showing up. 

Playtime's administrative office is in St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, which has an important mission of service and social justice and is home to several nonprofit organizations.

Playtime Project

EIN: 20-3380456
CFC #92397

1525 Newton Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20010


St. Stephen is located in Columbia Heights on the corner of 16th and Newton Street NW. Volunteer training takes place virtually, at the church, and at other community locations and NOT at the shelters or transitional housing programs where our volunteers serve. Our office is accessible by car (limited street parking is available) and is within walking distance of the Columbia Heights Metro Station (green/yellow line). 

Partner Sites

Barnaby Manor Elementary School

Prince George's County public school

The Brooks

The Brooks houses up to 50 families and opened in April 2020 as one of the eight short-term family housing shelters operated by the city.

Columbia Heights Village

Columbia Heights Village is a subsidized housing apartment complex.

DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)

DASH, located in Northeast Washington DC, is a low-barrier housing facility for survivors of domestic violence. Playtime is one of DASH’s first program partners.

LaSalle-Backus Elementary School

DC Public School with high number of children experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.

My Sister's Place

My Sister's Place, located in Northeast Washington DC, is the city's oldest domestic violence shelter and provides a full continuum of care from emergency shelter through transitional-to-permanent housing.

Safe Passages

Domestic violence shelter in Prince George's County, MD.

Shepherd’s Cove Emergency Shelter

Shepherd’s Cove, 1400 Doewood Ln, Capitol Heights, MD, is managed by United Communities Against Poverty, Inc., in partnership with the Prince George's County Department of Social Services. The shelter provides supportive services to single women and children in Prince George's County.

THE SPACE at Free Art for All

Creative arts space in Beltway Plaza Mall, Maryland.

Turning Point Center for Women & Children

Turning Point, 1434 Harvard Street NW, is run by the Salvation Army and provides young mothers with a range of services including Life Skills classes.

Warm Nights Shelter

Warm Nights, located in Beltsville, MD, is managed by Community Crisis Services, Inc. The shelter is the largest family shelter in Prince George's County. 

Whittier Elementary School

Public school located in DC's Ward 4


Learn more about volunteering with Playtime.