Charlie’s Place is an outreach ministry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, providing not only a hot breakfast Tuesday - Friday mornings from 6:30am - 8:15am, but also supportive services for our participants. Program Manager Matt Lang coordinates case management, street outreach, housing and job search assistance. A nurse from Unity Healthcare visits the program weekly to provide access to medical care. Volunteers organize and manage the clothes closet and help with every aspect of Charlie's Place. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Matt Lang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is Charlie? Founded by the Rev. Charles Gilchrist in 1990 to serve the homeless and poor in the neighborhood. When Gilchrist died in 1999, the Homeless Breakfast Program was renamed in his honor.
For more information about Charlie's Place please visit the website CharliesPlaceDC.org.
Charlie's Place staff and volunteers regularly engage the community in our efforts to address homelessness and be present to the most vulnerable of our neighbors. Members of St. Margaret's and the dedicated advisory Board of Charlie's Place organize regular activities. Check this site or the Charlie's Place website for the latest happenings. If you're interested in donating or helping to organize an event for Charlie's Place, please contact our Development Coordinator, Barbara Wille at email@example.com.
Partnering with the worldwide Anglican Church, ecumenical agencies and local organizations, Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) works to alleviate hunger and improve food supply, create economic opportunities, promote health and fight disease, and respond to disasters by rebuilding communities.
Partner Arms I and II are apartment residences for 27 formerly homeless families in the Petworth neighborhood of NW DC, operated by Transitional Housing Corporation, a church-related non-profit. To meet difficult challenges, residents receive counseling, job-readiness and other services to help mitigate barriers to stable housing.
Through the “adopt an apartment” program, we periodically collect furniture and other equipment for an incoming family, and prepare a vacant apartment to serve as a new home. Earlier this year we gathered furnishings and household goods along with funds for the purchase of new bedding, and move-in day was a rewarding labor. Soon we received a heartfelt letter of thanks from the young mother who is getting a new start with her son in the home we prepared. During her recent visit to Washington, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katherine Jefferts Shori, visited St. Margaret’s “adopted” apartment, and learned about how this program allows us to witness to God’s transformative power in a life-changing process.
For more information, please contact David Griswold, GriswoldDAG@aol.com.
Formerly known as Episcopal Senior Ministries, Seabury Resources for Aging provides personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity.
Every November, St. Margaret's parishioners spring into action to provide Thanksgiving dinners for some of the families of the children who attend the Marie Reed School in Adams Morgan. We collect the fixings for 80 families to make their own Thanksgiving dinner. All menu items are delivered to Marie Reed on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Each year at Christmas time, St. Margaret's helps celebrate the season through our adopt-a-family for Christmas project. Parishioners and community members donate clothes and gifts for approximately 35 families who are current clients of Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care. The mission of Mary’s Center is to build better futures through the delivery of health care, education and social services, regardless of ability to pay.