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Mayor Bowser to Cut the Ribbon on Latest Short-Term Family Housing Program, The Triumph in Ward 8

Monday, November 12, 2018

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, November 13, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon on The Triumph, a short-term family housing program in Ward 8, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards. On October 30, 2018, DC General was closed once and for all.

The Triumph is the final of three short-term family housing programs opening this fall, following the opening of The Kennedy in Ward 4 and The Horizon in Ward 7. This newly-constructed Ward 8 short-term family housing program will include fifty family units, computer labs for its residents, administrative space for staff and providers, a dedicated outdoor playground and recreational space, age-appropriate indoor recreation space and a homework/study lounge for residents.

These short-term family housing programs join the Patricia Handy Place for Women, a low-barrier shelter for women in Ward 2 that began providing services to District women in need of a safe place to stay in early 2016. These short-term family housing programs are the centerpiece of the transformation of Mayor Bowser’s emergency response system for families.

Tuesday, November 13, at 4 pm

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Trayon White, Ward 8
Laura Zeilinger, Director, Department of Human Services
Keith Anderson, Acting Director, Department of General Services
Olivia Henderson, Co-Chair, Ward 8 Short-Term Family Housing Advisory Team

The Triumph
4225 6th Street, SE
*Closest Metro: Congress Heights Metro Station, Southern Avenue Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).