Veterans First



 Supportive services for veterans and their families.
Our Mission:

Veterans First is a housing stability program working with Veteran households in the Washington D.C. Metro area utilizing innovative, person centered

practice to create a lasting impact toward ending and preventing Veteran homelessness.

We believe in a person-centered, individualized method of building and supporting self-respect, confidence, and dignity of each Veteran and

Veteran family we serve.


Who We Are:

The Veterans First program at Friendship Place is a leading provider of housing stability to Veterans and their families in the Washington D.C.

metropolitan area. The Veterans First program is supported under the Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veterans Families

(SSVF) Grant. The program focuses upon achieving housing stability within 90-days through case management services.


Our Services:

-Case management

-Employment services and job placement

-Benefit services

            -Links to additional resources and referrals


To schedule a screening for services call: 202.658.9599


Where We Serve:

The Veterans First program serves Washington D.C. and the counties of Fairfax (VA), Loudoun (VA), Prince William (VA), Arlington (VA),

Prince George (MD), Montgomery (MD) and Frederick (MD) as well as the City of Alexandria (VA).



To participate in our program, Veterans must:

-Not have a dishonorable discharge

-Be below the 50% median income for their area

-Be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

*National Guard and Reservists who were activated by Presidential Order to serve in another State or Country (beyond their initial training)

and received a DD-214 with an other than dishonorable discharge are also eligible for this program


How You Can Help:



-Pledge to hire one of our Veterans

-Become a community partner of Veterans First

For more information on how you can help end Veterans homelessness in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area please contact our Community

Outreach Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (202) 215-9071.

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