We believe all people deserve accessible, affordable, high-quality healthcare in a safe environment and free of bias, judgment, and discrimination.
We raise community-based philanthropic support to ensure the sustainability of our services, and to advance our vision of social justice and equality through health.
Your donation changes lives:
Clients served each year, regardless of their ability to pay
Transgender and gender non-conforming individuals supported through our medical, legal and mental health services
Free HIV tests at our GMHW Sexual Health Clinic
Free legal services to clients who may be seeking asylum because of who they are and how they identify
Nights every year, we offer free evening health clinics that are open to all
Free legal clinics to support name and gender change
Our New Initiatives
The urgent need for Whitman-Walker’s community healthcare services has never been higher. And with your generosity, together we can ensure these needs will be met.
In partnership with your support:
We will tackle the unrelenting issues of health and racial inequity in Wards 7 and 8. Whitman-Walker is embarking on a transformative expansion at Saint Elizabeths East Campus. This expansion, which is expected to open in late 2023, will greatly enhance health care and supportive services that we currently deliver at the Max Robinson Center in Anacostia and at the Youth Services site on Capitol Hill. The expansion will significantly improve access to care for DC residents who live east of the Anacostia River and specifically tackle health disparities and service delivery inequities that persist in Wards 7 and 8.
Once completed, this expansion will provide vital services to more than 15,000 persons each year—a 200% increase from our current capacity of 5,000 individuals at the existing Max Robinson Center and Youth Services site. This expansion will offer affirming, patient-centered program space and replace the facilities at the Max Robinson Center and Youth Services site. The expansion will be housed in a newly constructed 116,000 square foot building located at 12th and Alabama Avenue SE in Congress Heights. The neighborhood health center will operate in 65,000 square feet of space and the institute and community collaborations will be housed in the remaining 51,000 square feet. Construction is expected to begin in 2021.
The Corner at Whitman-Walker is an exciting new cultural center in Washington, DC for Art and LGBTQ communities. Work at The Corner will explore the human experiences of intersectionality, inequality, and social injustice through artistic expression.
The Corner’s physical space was at one time the lobby of the Whitman-Walker Clinic which served LGBTQ community members who needed a space to receive stigma-free care and treatment – in some cases facing their own death due to HIV. Now the space has been transformed to celebrate and explore the beauty and complexity of the LGBTQ community.