Every day, 70-80 men seek assistance at the Father McKenna Center where they receive food, clothing, and other basic services while they work with case managers to end their homelessness. From November to April, 15-20 men are guaranteed a bed, shower, and meal as they work toward the same end. But these are not ordinary times. The Food Pantry, which typically serves 200+ families in Ward 6, continues to operate, and a Community Food Hub, in partnership with Capital Area Food Bank, now distributes groceries to thousands of DC residents. To comply with HHS guidelines, the menís day program closed in March. It reopened on July 20th following new cleaning protocols and ensuring social distancing. The Center reached for this goal because it knew that guests are among the most vulnerable in our city Ė and need our help.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 6

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 6

Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys

Awards & Recognition

We do not do our work for honors - we work to help people because they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.


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Budget (FY2023)

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

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