Father McKenna Center

The Father McKenna Center is an independent 501(c)3 in the Ignatian Catholic tradition, steps from the US Capitol in Washington, DC. We serve men struggling with homelessness and families in Ward 6 dealing with food insecurity. We provide a structured program supporting our mission of Meetings Needs… Reclaiming Lives. We depend on community support. If you are able to help you can pray for us, volunteer with us, or donate to support our work.

Day Program - Father McKenna Center

The Day Program is a structured, low barrier to entry program that welcomes over 100 guests into the Center each day to meet their immediate needs while providing case management and other support. Th...
  • 900 North Capitol Street NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Care
Service Eligibility: Adults (31-54)

Emergency Assistance Program

Offers emergency rent, mortgage and utility assistance to residents of Ward 6. This is only offered on a case by case basis for participants.
  • 900 North Capitol Street NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Emergency Money

Food Pantry - Father McKenna Center

The Father McKenna Center operates a daily Food Pantry for low-income families, particularly seniors, who are residents of Ward 6. As our city, and particularly our Ward, has redeveloped many of our l...
  • 900 North Capitol Street NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Food

Hypothermia Program

For more than 20 years The Father McKenna Center has responded to the needs of men without a home for a safe and predictable environment during the cold nights of winter. While DC has a Hypothermia Ho...
  • 900 North Capitol Street NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Housing
Service Eligibility: Adults (31-54) Men/Boys

Immersion Service Learning Program


As a service provider in the Ignatian tradition, one of the most important things we do is facilitate encounters between brothers and sisters in Christ. Each year we welcome young people from college...
  • 900 North Capitol Street NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Education
Service Eligibility: Youth (6-12)
Father McKenna Center
900 North Capitol Street NW Washington DC 20001