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Furniture & Home Goods

A Wider Circle’s Essential Support program provides home furnishings — including beds, dressers, dining tables, chairs, and couches — to anyone in need, free-of-charge. In addition to furniture, we also provide dishes, linens, pots and pans, baby items, and more — all of the essentials you need to turn your house or apartment into a home.

All of the items we distribute are in “dignity condition,” meaning they are gently-used and free of rips, stains, or broken pieces.

We are happy to provide you and your family with the items you need. There are no eligibility or referral requirements. All services are by appointment at our Center for Community Service in Silver Spring.

Professional Clothing

At our Professional Development Center, we provide professional clothing free of charge for you to wear to job interviews or on the job. 

Our personal shoppers help you select the right outfits that work best for you. Available attire includes suits, dresses, blazers, dress shirts and blouses, ties, purses, jewelry, and shoes to ensure a complete look.

The Professional Development Center is located within our Center for Community Service in Silver Spring. All services are by appointment.

Career Support

Our Career Support program uses a holistic, strength-based, and customized approach to emphasize each individual’s values and strengths. Connect with fellow job seekers and gain networking experience, receive individualized support and career counseling, and attend workshops on topics ranging from job search and interviewing strategies to self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

Clients can also choose from our roster of certified professional coaches to partner with as you maximize your personal and professional potential.

Support in Ward 8

At our Ward 8 Hub in DC’s Washington Highlands, we provide a wide range of wraparound programming. Select services include:

  • Career counseling and workshops
  • Health and wellness classes
  • Family enrichment
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • Microgrants for community led initiatives
  • Community Advisory Council convening

The Ward 8 Hub is also home to the second cohort of our long-term support program, Partnership to Independence.