Carrie Simon House

For more than two decades, Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Carrie Simon House has provided a supportive transitional housing program for homeless young women ages 18–25 and their babies.

The program’s mission is to intervene in the lives of these mothers at a critical juncture, when intense and targeted support will allow them to finish school, secure employment, and learn the skills necessary to emerge from homelessness to independent living. Residents must attend school, participate in job training, comply with house rules, and meet with a case manager.

The program — named for Rabbi Abram Simon’s wife Carrie, the founder of our Sisterhood and a forceful advocate for social change — serves three young mothers and their children in Northwest D.C.

In continuous operation since 1988, the program has graduated over 100 young women.

How to Help


Offer your professional expertise and/or become a member of our committee. We welcome anyone interested in volunteering time or sharing a special skill – such as nutrition, financial literacy, budget planning, parenting, child development, or fundraising – to join us.

Donate Funds

Support the house’s considerable ongoing operating costs as well as special projects through a financial contribution. Carrie Simon House is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and gifts to the program may be tax-deductible.

Donate Household Items

Needed items include paper towels, toilet tissue, furniture polish, glass cleaner, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, foil, plastic wrap, kitchen sponges, zipper storage bags, napkins, plastic trash bags, bleach wipes, hand soap, hand sanitizer, and bars of soap.

Wish List

Carrie Simon House has a wish list on! Items for the house, residents’ needs for themselves and their children, holiday items and other gifts are always listed. It is easy and fast. Review the list, click on an item you wish to purchase, and order it. It will automatically be delivered to CSH.