Our Services

Social Services

We provide a wide range of client-centered services and are flexible to the varying needs of the District’s vulnerable residents.  The first step in connecting to Bread for the City services is the low-barrier intake process.


Northwest Center: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-11am and 1pm-4pm; Friday 8:30am-11am 

Southeast Center: Monday – Thursday 9am – 11am and 1pm – 4pm; Friday 9am – 11am

Bread for the City’s agency-wide intake is a function of the Social Services Department.  Every individual that comes to Bread for the City goes through a 15-30 minute interview that provides an introduction to our services, as well as other federal and local programs that may be of assistance. Any District resident, regardless of income, may speak with a case manager during our open hours.  If someone would like to receive food as part of their intake visit, they must meet our food eligibility guidelines and bring appropriate proofs.

Social Services Open Hours Assistance

Northwest Center: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30am-10:30am and 1pm-3pm

Southeast Center: Monday through Thursday from 9:30am-11:30am

During open hours, our social workers and case workers are available to assist with problem-solving, talk through difficult situations, and link with appropriate resources available throughout the city.

Learn about other Social Services programs:

Representative Payee Program

WomenStrong DC

Pre-Employment Program

Housing Access Program

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Looking for additional resources? Check out some common questions & answers here.