The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia issues a Directory for Youth and Family Services. The following referrals are from the directory’s December 2012 edition.
2001 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
The Covenant House Washington Crisis Center provides 44 beds for immediate, short-term emergency shelter to homeless single and parenting young people, age 18-24, who lack a safe place to lay their heads at night. When a young person comes to the Crisis Center, the first step is to meet their immediate needs - a warm meal, a shower, the chance to sleep and a clean change of clothes. In addition, the young people at Covenant House Washington's Crisis Center are evaluated in terms of job readiness, educational status, legal status and physical and mental health.
St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families
4901 Eastern Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20783
St. Ann’s provides a residential program that provides supportive services for pregnant girls 13-19 and/or young mothers 15-19 with one child under 2 years including 24- hour nursing; childbirth classes and medical care through a prenatal clinic. In addition, St. Ann’s helps young ladies apply for and receive temporary cash assistance and links them to Providence Hospital’s labor and delivery program and postpartum follow-up.