Help for Children & Teens

Among the most vulnerable living in the Washington region are children and adolescents.  We recognize and believe that every child deserves the opportunity to grow and learn through a loving childhood, that family is the most important key to success and that it takes a community to raise a child.

Family Preservation

The Family Preservation Program works with families in crisis who have abused or neglected a child to ensure the child is safe and then work with parents to create a safer and more nurturing home. This service is available to families who have been referred from the Prince George’s Department of Family Services.

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Show Up, Stand Out

Show Up, Stand Out is a program for DC students (K-8) who are at risk of truancy. Show Up, Stand Out offers both the student and family support and guidance to foster educational success.

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Youth Transitional Program

The Youth Transitional Program provides transitional shelter for homeless single men ages 18-24. The safe environment and trained staff assist clients in their search for permanent housing options, education and employment, and more.

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Sanctuaries for Life

Sanctuaries for Life helps women facing an unintended pregnancy make a life-affirming decision through a coordinated network of emotional, material and spiritual support throughout pregnancy and beyond.

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Developmental Disabilities Services

The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute offers programs serving children and youth living with a disability. The Kennedy School is a non-public day school for children ages 6 – 22 with disabilities and the Early Childhood Development Center uses an inclusive model to serve both typically developing children and children with disabilities, ages six-weeks-old to three-years-old.

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