We Are Family DC

  • DC


columbia heights
United States

About Us

We Are Family serves seniors in the Shaw, North Capitol Street, Adams-Morgan, Petworth, and Columbia Heights neighborhoods. We bring advocacy, services, organizing, and companionship into the homes of the elderly, while helping to build friendships across boundaries like race, class, religion, age, culture, and sexual orientation.

Most of our work is done by volunteers, coordinated by a single full time staffer Mark Andersen who has nearly two decades of serving seniors in these neighborhoods.

While many of those who help do the work of We Are Family are seniors themselves -- who, after all, have built this community -- *we need you as well.* The possibilities are truly endless. Mark is able to tailor a volunteer task to whatever time or gift you might have, from helping out once a year on holidays, to calling lonely seniors once a week, to making home visits or delivering groceries on Saturday mornings once or twice a month, to pairing up individual volunteers with nearby seniors, and beyond.