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Parent/Guardian Support

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.
Roving Leaders Program
1800 Anacostia Avenue, SE  20020
(202) 698-2250
The Roving Leaders Program is made up of outreach workers who provide counseling, mentoring and advocacy support to at-risk youth ages 8-21. Leaders make home, school and court visits. Services are individualized depending on need and referrals from parents, community workers or teachers are accepted. Please call to get information regarding eligibility.
714 G Street, SE
Washington, DC  20003
(202) 547-6175
The Center for Child and Protection and Family Support provides weekly parenting support to individuals serving as parents, guardians or caretakers. Support groups are led by parents and trained group facilitators. In addition a concurrent children’s group, the Little Family Circle, focuses on issues of self-esteem and positive behaviors. Please call to get information regarding eligibility.
Grandparents on the Move
135 49th Street, SE
Washington, DC  20019
(202) 575-2811
Grandparents on the Move provides counseling and support for grandparents who are primary care providers. Please call to get information regarding eligibility.
1214 I Street, SE #11
Washington, DC  20003
(202) 248-1491, (202) 758-281
The Total Family Care Coalition provides education and mental health advocacy for children diagnosed with serious emotional behavior disorder. In addition, the organization works with families to ensure appropriate and timely services and support, coordinates resources, makes referrals and provides direct assistance.
616 H Street, NW
Suite 300 
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 467-4900
The Children’s Law Center provides free legal services to at-risk children, their families and foster and kinship caregivers. Specialty areas include adoption, child custody, special education, government benefits and domestic violence.