Creating solutions to end homelessness among Latinos through the provision of comprehensive services including street outreach, addiction treatment, job readiness training, mental health care and permanent housing.
Why do we exist?
Neighbors' Consejo was founded in 1994 by community residents and homeless advocates concerned about the growing number of homeless, addicted and at-risk individuals living on the streets of Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant. While our services have expanded over the years, the focus of the agency has remained the same; namely, to provide individuals with the opportunity to rebuild their lives and move toward social and economic self-sufficiency.
While primarily focused on those from the Latino community, our services are available to anyone in need or in crisis. It is the mission of the organization in all of its programs to seek to rekindle Hope in each person it serves; to recognize and honor their Dignity; and to fight for their right to Social Justice.
We are certified by the D.C Department of Mental Health as a Core Services Agency (CSA) and by the Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration (APRA) as the District's only residential treatment provider for dually-diagnosed Latino males.
What have you accomplished?
NC was founded over 11 years ago to serve the homeless and addicted population in Ward One. Starting with one outreach worker and a single desk in a local church basement, Neighbors' Consejo has grown over the past decade into one of the District's primary Latino service providers. We have served more than 6,000 residents of Wards 1 & 2 since our founding.
NC services address the root causes of homelessness; mental health problems, addiction, limited English proficiency, lack of access to job training, support and regular employment, legal issues and serious health problems by providing a comprehensive array of social services designed to help people reach their full potential. Our services include:
- Street Outreach
- Counseling and Case Management
- Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
- Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
- Transitional Housing
- Adult Literacy and ESL
- Job Training in the Food Services Industry
- Vocational Counseling and Job Placement
- Gang Prevention
- Computer Training