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Parent/Guardian Support

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
The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia issues a Directory for Youth and Family Services.
714 G Street, SE #3
Washington, DC  20003
(202) 544-3144
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
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.