The Fellowship Square Foundation, a faith-based nonprofit organization, provides affordable housing and supportive services to those seniors and persons with disabilities in the Washington, DC metro area who have limited income and resources. It offers supportive living environments that enhance the independence, self-confidence, and well-being of residents.
Residents at the Foundation’s Fellowship Houses are active, independent and remain engaged with life in their communities. They come from next door and around the world. Although some residents are area natives, most are from the East Coast and states east of The Mississippi River or relocated to the DC area to be near family members
They have often worked in occupations with little or no retirement benefits. They were teachers, beauticians, unskilled laborers and farmers. Some are refugees from forced labor camps. All have limited means and many live on Social Security or Supplemental Security Income alone. Without Fellowship Houses, many of our residents would live in third-world conditions or become homeless.
Our residents want the security of knowing they have a safe place to live and on average most stay from five to 15 years. They are interested not only in good nutrition, but in socialization, and continued mental stimulation. They represent a variety of faiths and many have vibrant spiritual lives and appreciate having clerical guidance and support. They also want ongoing access to excellent medical care and supportive services that allow them to live on their own. Read our most recent annual report.
Who We Serve
The residents at the Foundation’s Fellowship Houses come from next door and around the world. They have labored in occupations with little or no retirement benefits. Their work activities have ranged the gamut of teacher and beautician to unskilled laborer and farmer. Some were homeless, others are refugees from forced labor camps. All have limited means. Without the Fellowship Houses, many would live in third-world conditions. But there’s more to the Foundation’s residents than being economically challenged. Most Fellowship House residents are active, independent and passionately engaged in life.
Although some residents are area natives, most relocated to be near family members hailing from portions of the East Coast and states east of The Mississippi River. Like most of us, our residents share some very basic human concerns. They want the safety and security of living in a safe haven like our Fellowship Houses. They are interested in good nutrition, socialization, and mental stimulation. They maintain their spiritual lives and seek other means of self-expression. They also count good medical care as a priority. On average, most of our residents stay at our Fellowship Houses 5-15 year.