In Germantown, over 26% of residents live in deep poverty. Our nonprofit partner Face to Face Germantown was established with the goal of offering assistance and hope to those in Germantown who have been neglected by society. Face to Face opens their doors to the homeless, those struggling with mental illness and addiction, the elderly, and more.
Face to Face began as a soup kitchen in 1985 and later became a multi-service organization working to meet basic human needs and reduce suffering by offering free services to over 2,500 low-income and homeless individuals a year.
Thieir primarily volunteer-run dining room offers free hot meals Friday through Tuesday, as well as a washing area for people to take hot showers and receive new clothes.
Face to Face is home to a variety of programs, including a legal center, a health center, a social services center, a neighborhood arts studio, and a summer camp.
The Face to Face Legal Center assists individuals with a range of legal issues, including housing, disability, special education, veteran issues, consumer issues, birth certificates, and expungement. Access to these legal services provides a voice to those who have long been ignored and denied their rights and benefits.