Est. 1868 • Celebrating 150 years!
Est. 1868 • Celebrating 150 years!
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A Quiet Place to Call Home

Tucked away off a busy street in Georgetown, is a comfortable home for senior women in need.

Founded in 1868 for Civil War widows, the Aged Woman’s Home of Georgetown continues to serve women in Washington, DC today.

The Home is a historic residence for indigent women, capable of independent living. The Home offers the emotional support, companionship, and security associated with group living. Learn more about the services provided »

The first significant donation to the Home came from W. W. Corcoran, the founder of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In the past, additional funding came from the guests themselves in the form of laundry and mending jobs. Now, the Home relies upon the generosity of the neighboring community and friends, many of whom volunteer needed services, or make financial donations to the Home and provide gifts to our Guests. Learn how you can help the Home »

We are currently accepting applications
for new Guests

The Aged Woman’s Home of Georgetown is currently accepting applications. Applicants must be women over the age of 62 with limited means. All Guests must be able to maintain activities of daily living without the need for assistance. Inquire by calling or completing our contact form.

Recent News

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

As Friends of the Aged Woman's Home may be aware, in the early 20th century, Georgetown, (especially the west side near the present-day Holy Trinity Church, Georgetown University, and Visitation School) was home to a large influx of Irish immigrants. While the large...

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Transitions

Transitions

In November of 1868, the year of the Home’s founding, Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois defeated Horatio Seymour of New York to win the 21st presidential election. Grant decisively won the electoral vote, but his margin was much narrower in the popular vote.

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