Community Family Life Services

Phone: (202) 347-0511 
Fax: (202) 347-0520

305 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Community Family Life Services (CFLS) provides emergency food and clothing to homeless and low-income families and individuals, as well as women returning home from a period of incarceration. Our emergency services or drop-in center serves clients in our programs with immediate and unexpected needs and also caters to those with short term needs who may not need ongoing case management or want to be involved long term with the various programs that we provide.


Our services include:

Distribution of food bags every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (to the first 25 clients) and at other times with a referral notice.

Clothing is distributed from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon to women on Thursdays and Fridays, and to men on Fridays. Children's clothing is distributed from Wednesday to Friday. Clients can also receive clothing Monday through Friday through referral or appointment. 


CFLS also provides HIV testing during distribution days. 

CFLS Drop-in center also provides case management based on client needs (by appointment/walk-in) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We provide clients with refreshments - Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.


CFLS also participates in the Senior Grocery Plus Program which provides healthy groceries monthly to seniors aged 60 and over who live in the District of Columbia and meet eligibility.

For additional information about Emergency Food or Clothing, drop-in case management or for applications to participate in the Senior Grocery Plus Program, contact Katherine Sponaugle at (202) 864-6310 or