Essential Support - Furniture
Essential Support is A Wider Circle’s largest program, redistributing beds, dressers, tables, chairs, dishes, pots, pans, and other large and small home goods from community donors to families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence, or otherwise living without their basic need items. It is the only program providing this service free-of-charge across the entire Washington, DC region. For many, we are the only resource for turning empty spaces into stable and dignified homes. The child sleeping on the floor each night and the mother struggling to provide for her family inspire us to pursue this crisis with the urgency it demands.
Individuals and families call on their own or are referred to A Wider Circle by more than 300 government or nonprofit social service agencies, large and small. After speaking to our staff and scheduling an appointment to visit our Center for Community Service, people have the opportunity to select the items they need, free of charge.