Transition Assistance Program

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP), an outreach mission of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, provides direct services to working and unemployed, often homeless individuals who come to the church for assistance. In 2018, a total of 978 people received assistance.

TAP helps people obtain identification documents (birth certificates and non-driver’s license IDs) needed for employment, short-term transportation assistance to verified new jobs, referrals, clothing, and food. TAP serves people from the entire Washington metropolitan area, with most people coming from the inner city.

More than 50 agencies refer clients to TAP. Many are referred to us from shelters for the homeless, halfway houses, and substance abuse treatment programs.

The program is staffed by Rebecca Kahlenberg, a bilingual social services worker, along with more than 50 volunteers who interview clients, work in the office, help with food and clothing, and make sandwiches. TAP always welcomes volunteers to work in the office, write grant proposals, purchase groceries, make sandwiches, or sort clothing.

TAP Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

9:00 to 11:30 a.m

Clients should arrive by 8:30 a.m. to sign in. Up to 15 clients may be seen each day.

For more information, call TAP directly at