A birthday card, a friendly visit, nourishing food – these simple gifts can mean connection and community to our senior neighbors in need. With a focus on the North Capitol, Shaw, Columbia Heights, Petworth, and Adams Morgan neighborhoods, We Are Family helps seniors age in place by bringing services directly to their doors – at no cost. Last year alone, its network of 4,000 volunteers provided over 8,500 bags of groceries, delivered weekly summer produce to 120 homes, offered 280 round-trip rides to community events and medical appointments, and distributed hundreds of Thanksgiving baskets and holiday gifts. But just as important is companionship: for isolated seniors, monthly visits ensure that they do not feel alone or forgotten. Half of the organization’s board is comprised of low-income neighborhood seniors – testimony to the belief that everyone has value to contribute, regardless of age or finances. You can contribute, too.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 4; DC-Ward 6; North Capitol; Columbia Heights; Shaw; Petworth; Adams Morgan

Age Groups Served: Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Awards & Recognition

"Service to Justice" Award from Fair Budget Coalition, 2006
Community Partner of the Year from George Washington University Office of Community Service, 2007


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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for We Are Family Senior Outreach Network is: Less than $500k

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