Who We Are

Charlie’s Place was founded in 1990 as a non-denominational, anti-hunger, homeless ministry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church by St. Margaret’s associate pastor, and Mongomery County Executive, the late Charles Gilchrist.  What began as a group of socially concerned parishioners has now expanded to a weeklong program which prides itself on its reputation for providing a safe, reliable and welcoming environment.

Located in Washington, DC Charlie’s Place serves homeless and underprivileged populations in the neighborhoods of Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights in Washington DC.

Although Charlie’s Place resides at an Episcopal Church our focus is to address social needs and not religious ones.  Charlie’s Place takes special care in welcoming all people of any race, age, gender, background, faith or sexual orientations without judgment or evangelization of any kind.