Community Resources & Transparency

Below are a list of resources for Ward 2 residents and District residents as a whole. For any questions or concerns, send our constituent services team a message.

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs)

An ANC is a non-partisan, neighborhood body made up of locally elected representatives called Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay and are elected in November in even-numbered years (e.g. 2016). District law says that agencies cannot take any action that will significantly affect a neighborhood unless they give the affected ANCs 30 days advance notice. This includes zoning, streets, recreation, education, social services, sanitation, planning, safety, budget, and health services. The ANCs may also initiate recommendations for improving city services, conduct neighborhood improvement programs, and monitor resident complaints.

You can find and contact your ANC here:

Address Look-Up Tools

Find Your In-Boundary School -

DC Master Address Repository -

DC Office of Planning Property Quest Database -

DC Zoning Map -

DC Government

Office of the Mayor -

Council of the District of Columbia -

Watch Council Hearings LIVE -

Metropolitan Police Department - 

DC Register -

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

Business Improvement District (BID) are self-taxing districts established by local business owners to enhance the economic vitality of a specific commercial area. The Department of Small and Local Business Development manages the certification of BIDs and the BID charter extension process.

The Downtown DC BID -

The Golden Triangle BID -

The Dupont Circle BID -

The Georgetown BID -

Main Streets DC 

Main Streets is a comprehensive program that promotes the revitalization of business corridors in the District of Columbia. DC Main Streets helps to lead a powerful, grassroots network consisting of over 40 Coordinating Programs and over 1,200 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Each DC Main Streets program is organized and led by local volunteers and community development professionals. Each program has different operating structures as defined in their by-laws and operating procedure documents.

Georgetown Main Street - 

Logan Circle Main Street -

Historic Dupont Circle Main Street - 

Shaw Main Street -

Senior Villages

Foggy Bottom Village - 

Dupont Circle Village -

Georgetown Village -

Homeless Services in Ward 2

Emergency Services:

  • Department of Behavioral Health 24/7 Access Helpline: For those experiencing a psychiatric emergency, trauma, or showing signs of a mental health crisis or substance use disorder, 1-888-793-4357.
  • Shelter Hotline: For those in need of shelter or a welfare check, provides transportation to emergency shelters, cooling centers or hospitals. (202) 399-7093 from 8am-12am Monday-Sunday or call 311 after hours.

Outreach Services (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.):  

Outreach workers provide services to people experiencing homelessness with a focus on welfare checks, connection to medical support and providing supplies such as hand sanitizer, blankets, etc.

  • Support for Homeless Veterans: 202-658-9599
  • Support for 18–24-year-old youth: 202-631-5008
  • LGBTQ Youth (SMYAL): 202-709-5876

Food & Shower Services:

Downtown Day Services Center: 1313 New York Avenue NW. Offers WALK-IN services Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. Services include showers, laundry, restrooms, phone, computers, emergency clothing, vital records, medical, harm reduction, and housing guidance. Lunchtime meal service is offered daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday meals are only available at Vermont Avenue NW. For questions or additional information, contact The Downtown Day Services Center via phone: 202-383-8810 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) or email:

Miriam’s Kitchen (Western Presbyterian Church): 2401 Virginia Avenue (24th and G St, Basement), Breakfast (7 am-8 am), Dinner (4:00 pm-5:00 pm), Monday – Friday, 202-452-8926

Georgetown Ministry Clubhouse Drop-In Center: 1401 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Monday-Friday (8 am-3 pm), 202-338-8301

Community News and Blogs

Stay up to date on what's happening in Ward 2!

The Georgetowner

The George Washington Hatchet 

The Georgetown Hoya

Is there a Ward 2 resource missing from our list? If so, please notify us via email.

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