“I have been doing homeless street outreach in Washington DC for over three years. I am very passionate about meeting people where they’re at and ultimately getting folks into housing. I’m currently finishing my Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland. I just got back to DC after a semester in India where I took classes and completed two internships both focused on outreach and housing. I’m really looking forward to being at Charlie’s Place. I have had a relationship with Charlie’s Place for a few years now and I have always been so inspired by its unique community.

The community at Charlie’s Place is so supportive, creative, and passionate and I am thrilled to be part of the team!”


In late 2014, John Williams (left) and Reggie Cox joined Charlie’s Place as Floor Staff.  John and Reggie have been clients at Charlie’s Place and committed to joining the case management program, where they worked closely with Matt Lang to prepare for employment.  They built their resumes by serving an 8-week unpaid internship working in all aspects of the Charlie’s Place breakfast program and now support both the week-day program and our Saturday Services.  Reg has expanded his role to include assisting Matt in case management.John and Reggie







Courtney – Liscensed Clinical Nurse Practitioner

One day a week, our Licensed Clinical Nurse Practitioner provides full on-site health screenings, testing, wound care and other health services.  Screenings can be relatively simple, such as blood pressure and heart rate testing, as well as more complicated screeningCourtney3s like HIV testing and counseling.  On-site nursing services make it possible for our clients to begin receiving adequate health care on a regular basis.   Courtney also works with Matt Lang to refer clients to physicians and clinics where they can receive further medical care and treatment.  In 2016, our clients visited Courtney more than 300 times!





Nel Van Beusekom – Former Volunteer Nurse

Our nursing program “Healing Hands” is dedicated in the memory one of our most dedicated and long term volunteers, Nel VanBeusekom.

Nel volunteered as a nurse at Charlie’s Place twice a week for 7 years.  The clients knew her well and loved her.  She was always selfless and honest, making sure the needs of the clients were considered above all.  She was a model of conviction, courage and kindness.

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