GMC Drop-in Center
CSJ partners with the Georgetown Ministry Center, a non-profit homeless service provider in the Georgetown neighborhood, dedicated to guiding homeless individuals towards stability and housing through street outreach; educating the community about homelessness; and creating a safe and welcoming environment in the center where everyone is treated with respect. Watch this video to learn more about GMC’s work in the neighborhood.
The Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC) is a crucial part of the CSJ’s work to build awareness and directly serve those experiencing homelessness within our own community. Partnering with GMC allows students to contribute to fostering an inclusive environment that upholds human dignity. Student Staff members may assist with essential laundry services, distributing coffee and meals to guests, and programming that prioritizes positive social interactions. Overall, the GMC program hopes to help create a place of belonging.
Federal Work Study and volunteer positions are available to Georgetown students to support different client-focused programs and projects, 4-8 hours a week. Students are trained and participate in reflection sessions. Complete a sign-up form below.
Fall 2023 GMC Team Coordinators
Mary is a second-year student in the College on track to major in Environmental Biology. Choosing to be a part of Georgetown’s HOME program has allowed her to join a compassionate community, face implicit biases, and continue working to uplift unhoused individuals. She is looking forward to developing a space for reflection, questioning, and authentic fellowship. Apart from being a left Twix enthusiast, Mary enjoys crafting, making bouquets, and drinking hot cocoa year-round!
Sophia is a sophomore in the SFS studying Culture and Politics. Sophia began working with the HOME program during her first year at Georgetown when she joined the GMC student staff and served as a HOT (Hypothermia Outreach Team) leader. She is looking forward to further building relationships with the staff and guests at the Georgetown Ministry Center, and being part of the warm and welcoming HOME community.
The Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC) is a crucial part of the CSJ’s work to build awareness and directly serve those experiencing homelessness within our own community. GMC guides individuals experiencing homelessness towards stability through fostering an environment of respect through assisting with essential laundry services, distributing coffee and meals to guests, and participating in programming that prioritizes positive social interactions and a sense of belonging.
Sophia, a current student staff member at GMC, says, “With the Georgetown Ministry Center, we’re able to serve and build relationships with our community in a way that centers the community itself, contributing to the environment of respect and human dignity that GMC has created.”