The House D.C. is taking the health and safety of our staff, students, and community very seriously. In light of the intensified spread of COVID-19, we have temporarily closed our main facility. However, the House has been finding new and creative ways to safely serve our community in this crisis. We are holding regular virtual check-ins and bible studies with our students and staff, and continuing to ensure that our neighbors have access to food. The building may be shut down, but the community is alive and well!   

The House DC

The House DC is breaking cycles of poverty, homelessness, incarceration, and unemployment by providing at-risk youth in Anacostia with comprehensive services to help them establish healthy and sustainable futures.



The House DC provides services for personal and spiritual growth, nutritional support, and artistic outlets, as well as academic mentorship and job training that prepares students for their next stage of life. We work directly with each of our students to understand their needs, help cultivate their talents, and build a supportive community.

Our Work in Anacostia

Who We Are

The House DC is a life-changing experience.

The House is a safe haven, where youth and the community experience love. It gives young people hope and introduces them to the same Jesus that changed our lives. Our life-changing experiences give our youth a change of heart.  


Why Anacostia

Why is The House DC passionate about Anacostia?

Unemployment is 50% higher than the rest of DC, there’s a high level of drug abuse among children between 10-17 years old, and a large increase in violence over the last ten years. We want to change those stats.  



Make A Difference

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young people in need?

Learn about how you can get involved in activities at The House DC and contribute your time, talents, and resources to advancing the youth in this area. 



Help us write new stories of hope and change.


Help us write new stories of hope and change.


“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you’ — when you already have it with you.”

“I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Proverbs 3:27-28, NIV

Our Impact in Anacostia

News & Events

2019 Winter Newsletter

While House students and alums were excited to hear DaVon perform “You Don’t Know How it Feels” live during The House DC Alumni 20-year reunion celebration, the story behind the lyrics makes the piece even more powerful and poignant.



Life Skills Education

Our mission is to affirm the self-worth of young adults between the ages of 17-30, by spring-boarding them into their identified careers and preparing them to become responsible adults who establish strong family structures and make positive contributions to society.


Success Stories


Since 2003, The House has partnered with Anacostia Senior High School and has a strong presence and relationship with the school. The graduation rate for high school seniors participating in our programs is close to 100%.


Our Sponsors

We are fortunate to have the support of so many individuals and organizations in our fight to support and guide at-risk youth.

The House D.C. would like to recognize those who have gone above and beyond. We appreciate your support and partnership in our mission to serve and transform Southeast.

Thank you, 5k+ donors!

Jonathan & Heather Ansley

Tiffany Butcher

George & Monica Dunn

Ken & Brittany Fleming

Frank & Florence Marshall

Chad & Allison Morgan

Mike & Lisa Toohey

James & Regina Williams

In loving memory of

Rosetta J. Boyd

March 24, 1949 – December 30, 2019

“Expect nothing, appreciate everything.”

This was Rosetta Boyd’s favorite quote. Rosetta loved to discuss The House DC’s work with her daughter and longtime House supporter, Tracye. We are honored that Tracye has chosen to make a special donation to The House as a tribute to her mother’s memory and legacy of selfless generosity.