Single men experiencing homelessness are often deprioritized on waitlists to access services. Father McKenna Center offers these men a safe and stable environment. Every day, some 135 men drop in to eat nutritious meals, grab clothing, and use the facilities. While there, they work with case managers and attorneys, address any medical concerns, and attend workshops on topics like overcoming addiction and preventing recidivism. Twice a month, households facing food insecurity shop its Food Pantry, selecting the fresh produce, eggs, milk, juice, meat, bread, and non-perishable items that meet their needs. During the winter, a Hypothermia Transition Program provides a committed group of men with shelter, case management, and nightly home-cooked meals as they work to find stable housing and employment. Father McKenna Center stands as an example of showing dignity, care, and respect to all.

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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