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Partner Shelter Sites

We partner with shelters and transitional living programs in Washington, D.C.

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.

Homeless Children's 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 at the church and 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). 

Click on the icons in the map for location details of each site or see below.

Partner Sites

The Brooks

The Brooks, 3318 Idaho Ave NW, houses up to 50 families and opened in April 2020 as one of the eight short-term family housing shelters operated by the city.

DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)

DASH, located in Northeast Washington, D.C. (not shown on map), is a low-barrier housing facility for survivors of domestic violence. Playtime is one of DASH’s first program partners.

My Sister's Place

My Sister's Place, located in Northeast Washington, D.C. (not shown on map), is the city's oldest domestic violence shelter and provides a full continuum of care from emergency shelter through transitional-to-permanent housing.

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.

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. 


Learn more about volunteering with Playtime.