Support in Ward 8

Ward 8 Hub

At our Ward 8 Hub in Washington Highlands, we provide a wide range of wraparound programming. Our twin goals are to improve the quality of life of our neighbors through high-quality programming, and to facilitate place-based community building and organizing to realize an inclusive future for the neighborhood.

Our neighbors are at the center of everything we do.

Select services include:

  • Career counseling and workshops

  • Health and wellness classes

  • Family enrichment

  • Financial literacy workshops

  • Microgrants for community-led initiatives

The Ward 8 Hub is located at:
400-A Atlantic Street SE
Washington, DC 20032
(Entrance on Condon Terrace)

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm

Washington Highlands residents are encouraged to stop by and learn more about the services we offer!

For more information and to sign up for programming, please give us a call at 202-891-7894 or email ward8hub@awidercircle.org.

Partnership to Independence

Take charge of your life by joining the Partnership to Independence (P2I) program. P2I is an ongoing and free program helping Ward 8 residents reach their goals and improve overall well-being.

Support areas include:

  • Career advancement

  • Health and wellness

  • Financial management

  • Crisis navigation

Work one-on-one with staff who will provide consistent, long-term support on your goals. Build community with other participants too.

Email p2i@awidercircle.org or call 202-891-7894 to learn more.

Ward 8 Hub FAQs
What is the Ward 8 Hub?

The Ward 8 Hub, located in Washington Highlands, is a safe and welcoming space that offers tangible support, social support, wellness programing, mental health services, and resource navigation to neighbors in the community. Everyone is welcome at the Ward 8 Hub and there are no costs or requirements.

Where is the Ward 8 Hub?

We are located at: 

400-A Atlantic Street SE
Washington, DC 20032 

Note: Our entrance is on Condon Terrace below the “A Wider Circle” sign on the building. We are in the “Highland 24” residential building at the intersection of Condon Terrace, Atlantic Street, and 4th Street SE. 

Driving? Free street parking is typically available on Condon Terrace and other nearby streets. 

Taking public transit? Immediately in front of our entrance are the northbound and southbound stops for the A2 bus ( see timetable), which connects us to the Anacostia and Southern Avenue Metro stations on WMATA’s Green Line. The W1 bus stop ( see timetable) is a block away, which connects us to the Congress Heights station, TheARC, and more.

What days and times are you open?

Our core service hours are 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Thursday.

Are there any eligibility requirements or restrictions?

No. There are no costs, qualifications, or eligibility criteria; anyone can use our resources.

What resources do you offer?
  • We provide clothing, diapers, food, and toiletries to anyone who needs them, no appointment needed

  • We are a Narcan distribution site, no appointment needed

  • We offer free drop-in workshops, Monday-Thursday, no appointment needed

  • We provide mental health services by appointment

  • We offer resource navigation services, no appointment needed

  • We offer individual and group career counseling and coaching; appointments are recommended when our specialists are on site Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays

  • We partner with other local groups to offer community events, celebrations, resource fairs, and more

  • We fund projects for community-led change through our annual micro-grants competition

  • Our Partnership to Independence program provides long term support for individuals and families (for more information about enrollment, contact us at p2i@awidercircle.org or 202-891-7894)
What classes and programs do you offer?

We offer group sessions and workshops Monday through Thursday, on various topics related to wellbeing. Many of our workshops also include healthy foods and beverages.

Our typical schedule is as follows: 

  • Mondays at 9:30 am | Ward 8 Hub Walking Club
  • Mondays at 1:00 pm| Art Circle (materials provided)
  • Tuesdays at 11:30 am | Talk It Out Tuesday (group mental health session)
  • Wednesdays at 12:00 pm | Wellness Wednesday (exercise/fitness group)
  • Thursdays at 11:00 am | Highland Recovery Group (a safe space for those looking for support in their recovery process)
  • Thursdays at 12:00 pm | Hand Dance Class

To find out what’s happening this week, call us at 202-891-7894 or email us at  ward8hub@awidercircle.org to be added to our weekly calendar email.

What mental health services do you offer?

We offer individual psychotherapy services by appointment, free of charge. Children, teens, and adults are welcome to consider therapy to focus on solutions to common stressors, improve coping strategies, and find a safe, non-judgmental space to process life situations. Confidentiality is guaranteed by law and therapy interns are supervised by a licensed clinician. Appointments are available both in person and online through telehealth.  

To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 202-891-7894, or email Eddy, clinical supervisor, at eameen@awidercircle.org.

We also offer art therapy and mental health sessions in person and online through individual and group based formats. Sign up for our weekly calendar emails for more details by emailing ward8hub@awidercircle.org.

What is resource navigation?

It can be hard to figure out where and how to get the support you need. Our team can help you find appropriate support resources for housing, legal concerns, healthcare, childcare, and other needs. No appointment is needed.

What is your long term program?

Our Partnership to Independence (P2I) Program is a 3-to-5-year program offering long-term, intensive, multi-generational support to families in Washington Highlands and surrounding areas who are facing barriers to stability. 

The initiative focuses on helping individuals living with low incomes achieve success related to employment and professional development, financial management, stable housing, and health and well-being. 

The first cohort of the P2I program is now entering its fifth and final year. The second cohort launched in February 2023, and is based at our Ward 8 Hub. 

Email p2i@awidercircle.org or call 202-891-7894 to learn more.

What are community microgrants?

Community microgrants are yearly grants offered by the Ward 8 Hub to Washington Highlands community members with proposals to enrich the neighborhood. Proposals are considered and selected by a committee of neighborhood residents, and funded by A Wider Circle. Learn about our most recent community microgrants here.

Future rounds of funding will be announced on our social media channels.

Do you provide services to non-English speakers?

We do not have any bilingual staff working full-time at this location, but we are generally able to accommodate other commonly spoken languages by getting another staff member or volunteer to provide interpretation via phone or email, or by using an app such as Google Translate. We always welcome clients providing their own interpreter, including ASL, if needed.

Who can use the Ward 8 Hub’s resources?

We are a community-based organization located in Washington Highlands, but our resources are open for anyone to use. We provide services for anyone in need of support or community.

For more detailed information about our programs or to join our weekly calendar email list, please reach out at 202-891-7894 or ward8hub@awidercircle.org.