U.S.VETS — Washington D.C. has provided permanent housing to veterans since 2003. In February 2015, a newly-renovated facility opened which serves 85 veterans daily, and also provides employment assistance and housing support to veterans and their families.

U.S.VETS — Washington D.C. was awarded the prestigious Peter Dougherty Award for Excellence in Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans at the 2015 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans annual conference.

Holiday Drive
Each year generous donors and organizations volunteer to buy Christmas and Holiday gifts for our veterans. We ask our Secret Santa’s to spend between $50- $100 per gift.

Veterans are starting to submit their requests, with the goal to have them in by November 25, so your can take advantage of Black Friday sales. The list will remain open until December 17 as new veterans come into the program everyday.

Gifts are to be delivered to U.S.VETS Administrative Offices by Tuesday, December 18th. Gifts maybe wrapped with the veteran’s name attached or unwrapped and Santa’s elves will wrap them.

Click here to view the veteran wish list!

To serve as a Secret Santa, please email our volunteer at

Subject Line: Secret Santa

Please include:
Your organization and Contact Information
How many veterans you would like to sponsor
Veterans First Name, Last initial and Branch

2018 – 2019 Impact

View our U.S.VETS — Washington D.C. Fact Sheet for more impact information.

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Thank you for your support PenFed Foundation!

U.S.VETS — Washington D.C. was awarded  $20,000 from the PenFed Foundation in support of our veterans and their families in need of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. Thank you to the Foundation for their continued support to serve those who served and end veteran homelessness in the District of Columbia Metro Area.


Mailing Address:

152 Wayne PL SE
Washington, D.C. 20032

Veterans Seeking Housing
Bruce Harrison

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Bruce Harrison

Volunteer Opportunities
Ramona Jones

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Ramona Jones


Executive Director

Cliff Lewis

Advisory Council

Stuart N. Rutchik
GreenComm Technologies, LLC

David M. Clark
The PenFed Foundation

Kathryn Monet
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Steve Boykin
United States Military Academy (West Point) Class of 1986

Ash Mahmood
TISTA Science and Technology Corporation

Janet McFarland
Community Volunteer Advocate

Megan Mesko, CPA, CFE
Cotton & Company

Clifton Lewis

cClifton Lewis is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS — Washington D.C.

Mr. Lewis has more than 16 years of experience in the social service/nonprofit field assisting vulnerable populations. His roles include serving as an integral member of The Community Partnership team as a Housing Subsidy Coordinator; a supervisory, clinical and assessment role with the Family Tree Healthy Families Program and a Program Coordinator with the Young Fathers Responsible Fathers Program. Mr. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Tele-Communications from Morgan State University.

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