Begun in 1987 with just one social worker and a mandate to provide service and shelter, GMC has since grown into a year-round drop-in center, providing psychiatric and medical outreach, social and mental health services, case management, shelter and housing support, handicapped-accessible bathrooms, and laundry facilities to one of the very neediest populations: chronically homeless individuals who suffer from mental illness, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and physical injuries. Many are resistant to help, so GMC creates a welcoming environment that fosters trust. Last year it reached nearly 800 homeless individuals, including 60-70 “regulars.” An on-staff psychiatrist served 100, while a general practitioner provided care to 350. Moving from the streets to housing is profoundly challenging for this population, but for those who achieve it each year, GMC supports them at each step. On a cold night in Georgetown, you can add some warmth.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 2; Georgetown; Foggy Bottom; West End; Burleith

Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49)

Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Disabled

Schools They Work In: Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School; Georgetown Day School; Sidwell Friends School; Hyde-Addison Elementary School; Benjamin Stoddert Elementary School; Little Folks School; Georgetown University

  • Number of guests we serve annually:   900
  • Number of showers provided annually:   5,600
  • Number of loads of laundry provided annually:   1,600
  • Number of medical visits:   425
  • Number of psychiatric visits annually:   575

Awards & Recognition

Fox 5 DC "Hometown Hero" for Georgetown community, 2017
Catalogue for Philanthropy, 2017-18
Catalogue for Philanthropy, 2013-14
The Washington Club Community Service Award, 2012
Georgetown Business Association Art Schultz Communitarian Award, 2009


Budget (FY2022)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Georgetown Ministry Center is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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