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Our Community Programs

Save Us Now Inc. is committed to helping improve the quality of life of underprivileged individuals and families in Washington, DC through our various programs and projects. Get in touch with us for more information or if you wish to be part of our activities.

“Comforts of Home Free Market” — Successful!

Our Comforts of Home Free Market program is the only program of its kind in Washington, DC. Its sole purpose is to provide basic household items and furniture to families and individuals determined to rebuild their lives in a new permanent home of their own.


We fill a void that other social services agencies cannot provide by giving families free household goods when they move from shelters and transitional housing into permanent housing. They get the opportunity to shop in our “free market” for items that they need for their new home.


We believe that this provides them a reasonable level of comfort, dignity, and self-esteem. It can also give them a better chance of maintaining steady employment and remaining self-sufficient.


A furnished, livable home environment that allows them to eat in comfort, rest well, and interact together as a healthy family can dramatically reduce the potential to fall back into homelessness. In a positive environment, such as this, all family will benefit

and thrive. 

We believe that this provides them a reasonable level of comfort, dignity, and self-esteem. It can also give them a better chance of maintaining steady employment and remaining self-sufficient.

A furnished, livable home environment that allows them to eat in comfort, rest well, and interact together as a healthy family can dramatically reduce the potential to fall back into homelessness. In a positive environment, such as this, all family will
benefit and thrive.

Wrapped in Dignity

Through the Wrapped in Dignity project we distribute free basic feminine care product kits to homeless women in Washington DC. These kits are prepackaged for easy distribution and filled with sanitary pads, tampons, and panty liners, as well as travel-size feminine wipes, pain reliever, and hand sanitizer. 

We also include some chocolate snacks (for cramps and mood swings and a few little plastic bags to dispose of the soiled pads). The goal of this project is to empower these vulnerable women and girls by giving them hygiene management supplies and to improve their reproductive health and self-esteem.

My UnFinished Business: Staying True to Your Goals & Dreams Program

This program is designed to help men ages 18-40 understand how their individual and collective behaviors impact their lives and the community, how those behaviors have staunched their ability to achieve their goals and dreams. The direct impact of the My Unfinished Business: Staying True to Your Dreams Program will be:

  • Provide Positive Interaction With Caring Adult Role Models
  • Encourage and Develop Life Skills, Respect for Self and Others, and Positive Social Interaction
  • Introduce and Engage Men in Positive, Potential Life-Long, Goal-Reaching Pursuits
  • Constantly Enforcing Positive and Encouraging Affirmations

Indirectly, the implementation of the program is expected to:

  • Support an Active Learning Environment in the School
  • Help Students Prepare an Action Plan for Their Lives
  • Show Students How to Get Back on Track to Where They Want to Go in Life
  • Teach Them How to Create and Develop Measurable Benchmarks to Mark Their Progress During The Workshop
  • They Will Learn How to Go After Attainable/Perceived to Be Unattainable Goals
  • Celebrate Their Achievements

If you are interested in having this course presented to your group, please email Kelvin Lassiter, our community programs and outreach coordinator.

Girl…We Need To Talk!™

This is a support group for women where they can reach out to others and express themselves without judgment. The group also encourages them to share their daily challenges, including topics such as grief, depression, anxiety, parenting, being single, relationships, and divorce. 


Each member is encouraged to give support and feedback to each other as well as serve as models for effective communication, offer problem-solving strategies, and promote self-acceptance and self-support.


This group helps women to:

  • Discover That You’re Not Alone in Your struggles, thoughts, and feelings
  • Learn from others facing similar problems
  • Gain Multiple Perspectives on Your Concerns
  • Feel More Connected to Others as Group Cohesion Develops
  • Become More Aware of Yourself Through Genuine Feedback From Others
  • Pick Up New Interpersonal Skills That You Can Use in Your Daily Life
  • Internalize the Lessons You’ve Learned By Helping Others in the Group
  • Develop Effective Ways of Building and Maintaining Relationships 

A Feast for My People Project

Save Us Now Inc.’s A Feast for My People Project emerged from a need to feed and clothe indigent and homeless persons and their families in Washington DC every December 24th since 2012.  Save Us Now Inc. has been at the D.C. General Family Shelter and shelters (motels used by the city) along the New York Avenue corridor, helping families residing in these shelters. 


This feeding and clothing program began in 2012 with Christmas toy donations we received from local businesses and churches, and we distributed them at the DC General Family Shelter. Now approximately six years later, "A Feast for My People Project" has expanded its donations category to go beyond just toys for Christmas, but winter coats, clothing, personal health care products, and a warm meal. 


Prior to incorporation, Save Us Now Inc. operated exclusively with only five volunteers to run this project. Today, it is a structured organization with an executive director and active board members, and a majority of its services are performed by a well-organized group of over 20 volunteers coordinated through outreach programs and in collaboration with other leading community churches, businesses, and community organizations.


Save Us Now Inc. works to improve the quality of life for homeless people in Washington DC by meeting their basic needs for food, clothing, and personal health care products.


Our professional staff and community of volunteers provide an atmosphere of dignity and self-respect as we support our clients’ journey toward a path of self-sufficiency. Proudly serving the needs of this population, Save Us Now Inc. staff and volunteers generally serve for six hours on Christmas Eve from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. 

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