St. Luke's Mission Center

St. Luke's Mission Center Our mission is extending radical hospitality, transforming lives, and pursuing justice. St. Luke’s Mission Center is about extending radical hospitality, transforming lives, and pursuing justice in order to strengthen the people and communities of Washington, DC.

We engage specifically in programs around homelessness, hunger, and hospitality and coordinate our efforts in partnerships that extend our work beyond our neighborhood. This vision grew out of The Metropolitan Church, a Multi-Site United Methodist Community, who established this nonprofit to make possible new partnerships to more powerfully address the needs of our communities. Our community-based programs include: St. Luke's Shelter: A seven bed transitional shelter assisting men towards the end of their journey from homelessness to housing. Hypothermia Shelter. The only city-run hypothermia shelter in Northwest Washington, DC. Shalom Place Hostel: Providing reasonably priced lodging for students and volunteer groups in the DC area. Campus Kitchen at Washington, DC (CKWDC): Through a partnership with DC Central Kitchen's The Campus Kitchens Project, our well-equipped commercial kitchen engages students and other volunteers in preparing and serving meals that reduce food insecurity in Washington, DC. Organic Community Garden: Twelve garden plots growing local produce for community and church members. * * * Crossroads, a community of the Metropolitan Church, is housed in the center and meets at 5 pm on Sunday evenings. The executive offices of Friendship Place, a community-based homeless service organization, are located at the center.

04/29/2015

In response to the events in Baltimore, the Metropolitan community (which includes St. Luke's Shelter) is collecting toiletries to deliver to residents who live in the areas affected by the riots. A note from Charlie Parker, our senior pastor:

We have all been deeply shocked and saddened by events in Baltimore over the past several weeks, and by the violence and destruction of recent days. United Methodists are people of care and action. I have been in touch with Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, the District Superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District, who oversees the churches at the heart of the areas affected by the riots. In checking to see how we could be most helpful in tangible ways, she said that a critical need right now is for toiletries. A CVS was burned to the ground and buses are not running for folks to get to other drug stores.

So, beginning immediately, we are going to collect toiletries for people in Baltimore. We will partner with a congregation in the heart of the riot area to distribute what we collect. This is a tangible way that we can help our brothers and sisters in Baltimore whose everyday lives have been disrupted. How can you help? Bring toiletries of any kind to the church and put them in the collection bin in the foyer at Metropolitan or the back of the sanctuary at Wesley. If you want to contribute funds, we have folks who will purchase supplies in bulk at Costco. Please make your check out to Metropolitan Church and put Baltimore Aid in the memo line, and our Costco shoppers will turn your financial gifts into life-enhancing toiletries.

Please give generously as we continue our efforts to build bridges between people and across our conference. And please continue to hold the people of Baltimore in your thoughts and prayers.

08/26/2013

WASHINGTON INTERFAITH NETWORK (WIN) ACTION TEAM MEETING- join The Metropolitan Church in supporting WIN!

WHEN: September 26th, 7pm-9pm

WHERE: Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Ave NW, 20005.
Luther Place is accessible by the 52, 53, 54, 63, 64 and G2 buses and the McPherson Square metro stop.
Limited parking is available in the Luther Place driveway, in addition to street parking and paid parking at the Washington Plaza Hotel lot.

WHO: WIN core team members from each institution (3-12 people per institution).

WHAT: -Develop relationships across core teams/ institutions/ neighborhood
-Move forward WIN key issue campaigns (jobs, environment, housing, homelessness, youth, etc).
-Get updates on WIN victories, $ campaigns, staffing, etc.
-Begin to discern the strategy in light of the upcoming citywide election.

08/15/2013

Come join The Metropolitan Church, a member of the Washington Interfaith Network, in services and rallies to support affordable housing in Washington, D.C.! Join with us as we work to preserve affordable housing and apartments like Parkway Overlook, which provides truly affordable housing to over 1,000 D.C. residents.

http://www.windc-iaf.org

07/31/2013

Exciting news for the Campus Kitchen at Washington, D.C.!

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 – The Campus Kitchens Project will serve its two millionth meal on August 6 in Washington, D.C. Student leaders from across the country will gather and demonstrate their power to use resources on campus to fight hunger and reduce food waste.

“This event is an incredible milestone for these student leaders, who have managed to deliver two million healthy meals to food insecure communities simply by using the resources already available on campus,” said Laura Toscano, director of The Campus Kitchens Project. “But at the same time, it’s not a celebration. This is two million too many. We know we can’t end hunger with food, and all of our student leaders are committed to going beyond delivering meals to address the underlying root causes of food insecurity.”

Over 30 students from 14 college campuses that are part of The Campus Kitchens Project will prepare the meals and deliver them to the Guy Mason Recreation Center, where students and residents of Glover Park Village will share an intergenerational meal.

The meal will be an expanded version of the regular meal service that is provided to the residents of the Glover Park community by the Campus Kitchen at Washington D.C.

07/25/2013
Friendship Place

Friendship Place

Alan is speaking to 3 groups of high school students from across the country today at the St. Luke's Mission Center. Just finished with the first group and he received amazing feedback!! Way to go Alan!!

CKWDC is thrilled to share that it was selected to be an engageDC partner with the George Washington University Center f...
07/23/2013
engageDC

CKWDC is thrilled to share that it was selected to be an engageDC partner with the George Washington University Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. We are thrilled to have received this tremendous honor, which will bring in even more students as we build community over the kitchen table where all can come, connect, care for and learn from each other.

engageDC(formerly known as Neighbors Project) is a service leadership program within the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at The George Washington University (GW).

CKWDC is thrilled that it was awarded the “Good Neighbor Award” by Rachael’s Women’s Center!  For the past year CKWDC vo...
06/22/2013
Rachael's Women's Center: Rachael's Women's Center - Home

CKWDC is thrilled that it was awarded the “Good Neighbor Award” by Rachael’s Women’s Center! For the past year CKWDC volunteers have been making a weekly delivery of over 50 pounds of food recovered from Chipotle. Their program director, Michelle Durham, described this food as “a Godsend to them.”

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is pleased to announce that Rachael's Women's Center has been chosen by reviewers to be re-featured in the 2012-2013 online Catalogue. In 2008-2009 Rachael's was selected from a field of nearly 200 organizations as"one of the best small charities i...

06/19/2013
St. Luke's Mission Center | LinkedIn

Are you on LinkedIn? Take a look at the new St. Luke's Mission Center page!

Welcome to the company profile of St. Luke's Mission Center on LinkedIn. Our mission is extending radical hospitality, transforming lives, and pursuing justice. St....

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in DC?  Come out to the St. Luke's Mission Center table at Glover Park Day!...
05/30/2013
Glover Park Day

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in DC? Come out to the St. Luke's Mission Center table at Glover Park Day! We will be unveiling our new banner with our new logo and have free roasted peanuts. Hope to see you there!

Our table will be next to Crossroads, who will have free lemonade, the perfect thirst quencher on a hot day.

Glover Park Day is a community festival started 24 years ago and it has grown over the years to offer the neighborhood a chance to enjoy the outdoors together, familiarizing themselves with Guy Mason facilities, each other and our local businesses and restaurants. This year we hope to have the most…

What do you think?  Can we end homelessness within the decade?  What are your ideas for solutions?
05/08/2013
Councilmembers Think D.C. Can End Homelessness in Decade

What do you think? Can we end homelessness within the decade? What are your ideas for solutions?

Two members of the D.C. Council say they have a play to end homelessness throughout the city, possibly within a decade.

In case you can't come tonight...
04/18/2013
Friendship Place

In case you can't come tonight...

Non-profit organization in DC empowering men and women experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community. www.FriendshipPlaceDC.org

We are thrilled to share that we have come in FIRST PLACE in the NATIONAL Raise the Dough challenge, raising $8,708 + $1...
04/13/2013
The Campus Kitchens Project | Student-Powered Hunger Relief

We are thrilled to share that we have come in FIRST PLACE in the NATIONAL Raise the Dough challenge, raising $8,708 + $1,000 for winning the competition. That's nearly $10,000 for our programs to reduce hunger insecurity in Washington, DC! Many, many thanks to all of you who supported this campaign, through your prayers and encouragement, attending our charity breakfast or fun(draising) happy hour, and making an online donation. As one of the newest kitchens around the country, we are awed and humbled by this outpouring of support. Please join us as we try and find the most thoughtful ways to use this money for the needs of the city.

From April 5-12, sixteen Campus Kitchens will spend the next week competing against one another to help raise money and awareness to fight hunger in their communities. The school that raises the most money will receive $1000 to go toward building long-term solutions to hunger.

04/12/2013
Glover Park Village

One of the fantastic programs that CKWDC supports!

Join us today for a full afternoon of events in a special edition of Glover Park Village’s “Friday Free-for-All” series at Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert Street NW).

From 2 to 3 p.m. listen to a concert by musicians from Washington International School playing jazz and other genres.

Stay with us for the film documentary Herb and Dorothy from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Finish the day with dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. It’s all free. We ask that you RSVP to [email protected] so we’re sure to have ample food.

The music, film and fun are courtesy of Glover Park Village and the food is courtesy of the Campus Kitchens Project at St. Luke's Mission Center. It’s our way of helping neighbors get to know neighbors by “connecting” in a relaxed and casual environment.

A great article that outlines how you really make a difference and highlights the great work of campus kitchens around t...
04/12/2013
The Problem With Volunteering

A great article that outlines how you really make a difference and highlights the great work of campus kitchens around the country.

Want to get involved in CKWDC? We always welcome new volunteer leaders!

What if, instead of counting students' service hours, we asked them to step up and solve problems? Most people see students as learners. At The Campus Kitchens Project, we view them as our teachers.

We are currently in SECOND PLACE with the national Raise the Dough challenge!  With half a week left, we have already ra...
04/08/2013
Raise the Dough for CKWDC!

We are currently in SECOND PLACE with the national Raise the Dough challenge! With half a week left, we have already raised $2,622. As one of the newest Campus Kitchens in the country, this is a huge achievement which will help so many in Washington, DC.

A huge thanks to all you who have donated, including the many people who came out for our Chow Down for Charity breakfast, which raised $1,200. We hope to see you at the fun(draising) happy hour this Thursday!

Help support CAMPUS KITCHENS PROJECT INC on Razoo! Donate or click "Share" below to spread the word.

Check out the Razoo page for our Raise the Dough campaign!  http://www.razoo.com/story/Raise-The-Dough-For-Ckwdc  Make a...
04/05/2013
Raise the Dough for CKWDC!

Check out the Razoo page for our Raise the Dough campaign! http://www.razoo.com/story/Raise-The-Dough-For-Ckwdc Make a contribution any time between now and April 12 to help us reduce food insecurity in Washington, DC. Every donor and every dollar counts! There are some great prizes for the kitchens that raise the most money or have the most donors: $1,000 for the kitchen that raises the most money and $750 for the school with the highest number of donors.

Help support CAMPUS KITCHENS PROJECT INC on Razoo! Donate or click "Share" below to spread the word.

Wonder what 2,000 calories looks like?  Through our Campus Kitchen we strive to not just provide calories, but meals cre...
03/29/2013
2,000 Calories Represented by Various Types of Food

Wonder what 2,000 calories looks like? Through our Campus Kitchen we strive to not just provide calories, but meals created with the healthiest ingredients around.

http://youtu.be/rgaqwFPU7cc Buzzfeed has created a video that illustrates what 2,000 Calories look like using bagels, chicken McNuggets, carrots, and other foods. The video was inspired by WiseGEEK...

Do you love to cook? Enjoy being part of DC's foodie community? Have a spare hour where you'd love to help with food tra...
03/12/2013
The Campus Kitchens Project | Student-Powered Hunger Relief

Do you love to cook? Enjoy being part of DC's foodie community? Have a spare hour where you'd love to help with food transport? Please join the Campus Kitchen of Washington, DC (part of St. Luke's Mission Center) in reducing food insecurity. Just send a message on Facebook and we'll plug in you as well as any friends/classmates/colleagues interested in joining in the fun!

Every February, during American Heart Month, the Campus Kitchen at Saint Louis University (CKSLU) hosts ‘Heart and Soul’ for their clients. It’s a great time to make soul food with a healthy twist and to focus on preventing heart disease. This year, Heart and Soul provided meals to 80 senior adults…

05/15/2012

Shelter volunteers: Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke's. Newcomers always welcome!

Looking to donate dinner for Shelter residents? We've got a new online process to get involved!
04/25/2012
Get Involved | St. Luke's Shelter

Looking to donate dinner for Shelter residents? We've got a new online process to get involved!

Join forces with a dedicated group of volunteers and donors whose contributions of food, time, skills, or money make our work at St. Luke’s Shelter possible.

04/12/2012

Bobbie Carr, our long-time volunteer dinner coordinator, is stepping down after 12 years of putting together the monthly calendar and reminding our meal donors, is stepping down from her role.

She asked us to relay this message to the people and businesses who have donated their time and efforts to support St. Luke's:

Dear Friends,

I do consider the dinner volunteers my friends. I have looked forward to speaking with you monthly, and I appreciate so very much your kindness to me, your dependability and your willingness to prepare meals for the men at St. Luke’s. As many of you probably know, I’ve been thinking I should retire from the dinner program for the past three years, ever since i moved to Gaithersburg. But I haven’t really wanted to. Speaking with you and having dinner with the men and counselors have been a joy that is hard to relinquish. But the time has come. Please know how deeply grateful I am to each of you, and that I wish for you and your families lives overflowing with blessings. I wish great success for the Shelter and wonderful experiences for the men who are involved in the program.

Affectionately,
Bobbie Carr

We'll be writing about Bobbie for the upcoming newsletter, and you'll also be hearing about Sarah Campbell, who will be assuming the dinner calendar responsibilities from Bobbie.

03/09/2012

We're pleased to announce that St. Luke's Shelter has transitioned to a new operating model which involves a closer partnership with Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place.

Friendship Place will assume responsibility for staffing the shelter, overseeing its day-to-day operation, and supervising and counseling residents. However, the St. Luke’s Shelter will continue to rely on its broad network of neighborhood and community supporters to provide meals, volunteers, and funding.

Please join us for a briefing at St. Luke’s on March 29 at 6:30 p.m. where you can learn about the shelter and how you can get involved.

Address

3655 Calvert St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20007

Quite a few bus routes can pick up and drop off a few minutes walk from St. Luke's Mission Center.

General information

Come volunteer with us! We have once a year, short-term, and long-term volunteer opportunities that can match any background or skill set. Come join us in the fight to end hunger and homelessness as we provide hospitality to our neighbors.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 333-4949

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