Press Releases

For further information about any of Central Union Mission press releases, please contact Deborah Chambers, director of strategic partnerships and community engagement, 202-745-7118 ext. 227.

Introducting a New Effort Against Homelessness
March 18, 2014





Contact: Deborah Chambers
202-745-7118, ext. 227
Cell number: 202-534-9965

Introducing a New Effort against Homelessness
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State-of-the-Art Shelter Opened to the Community
Mayor Gray to Speak at Dedication
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WHAT: Central Union Mission invites media and community members to tour its new homeless shelter and meet homeless men who are turning their lives around. DC Mayor Vincent Gray is the keynote speaker along with other city leaders at this building dedication ceremony. 
WHEN: March 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM
WHERE: Central Union Mission
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Central Union Mission has now moved from its former R St, NW, address to the heart of the city. At 130 years old, Central Union Mission is the first social service agency to be established in Washington, DC. With this move to Massachusetts Ave, the Mission offers its life-transforming services, counseling and classes to homeless men and women, poor families and children and isolated seniors in Ward VI.

A unique cooperation with District government allowed the Mission to renovate the historic school with $15 million in private funding, providing the city 170 shelter beds in the Union Station neighborhood, a gathering place for homeless men.


  • Formerly homeless men who have changed their lives
  • Media tours of the facility
  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • David Treadwell, executive director, Central Union Mission
  • Vincent Gray, mayor, District of Columbia


About Central Union Mission. Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit. In addition to its emergency shelter program, the Mission operates an 18-month rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, a food, clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children, and a ministry center for the Hispanic and immigrant community. Learn more at