Community Resources

Youth and Family Counseling

Affordable Behavioral Consultants
(202) 636-4520

Affordable Behavioral Consultants, Inc. (ABC, Inc.) is a minority-owned company comprised of professionals from a variety of disciplines related to mental health. ABC, Inc. adopts a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to serving children and adolescents, realizing that the family system plays a powerful role in development throughout the life cycle.

Community Connections, Inc.
(202) 546-1512

The largest not-for-profit mental health agency serving men, women and children in the nation’s capital. Community Connections combines a commitment to quality mental health care with a passion for research and education.

Community Counseling Services Center at GW
(202) 994-8645

The Community Counseling Services Center at GW is the clinical training facility of the master’s program in Counseling. Graduate Interns in the program, working under close faculty supervision, provide counseling services to clients from surrounding communities.

Family Matters of Greater Washington
(202) 289-1510

Spectrum of programs include: therapeutic and traditional foster care; youth development programs; mental health/counseling services; and services and activities for seniors.

Family Preservation
(202) 543-0387

The mission of FPS is to collaborate with and support adults, families, children and youth in achieving optimal functioning in their community by maximizing recovery, resiliency and hope. FPS provides services in the client’s own environment.

Fihankra Place, Inc.
(202) 547-8450

Fihankra Place, Inc. Whole Life Wellness Center is dedicated to providing Mental Health and clinical support and services to underserved communities in Washington DC. It is Fihankra’s philosophy and mission to restore families to their traditional greatness and closeness by rebuilding trusting relationships and family values.

First Home Care Corporation
(202) 737-2554

First Home Care offers a continuum of services that support, train, advise, educate, nurture and treat children at risk, adults, and their families, through programs in Virginia and in collaboration with Foundations for Home and Community in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding Maryland communities. First Home Care helps individuals and their families develop concrete skills that sustain them in their efforts to become productive members of society.

Georgetown Family Center Clinic
(202) 965-4400

The mission of the Center is to lead the development of Bowen family systems theory into a science of human behavior and to assist individuals, families, communities, and organizations in solving major life problems through understanding and improving human relationships. The Georgetown Family Center is an educational, research, and clinical center.

Hillcrest Children & Family Center
(202) 232-6100

HCC provides a full range of services in a variety of settings designed to meet the psychological needs of children, adolescents, and families who are confronted with emotional issues in today’s society. Their team of professionals is committed to providing services that promote the well-being of children and families to ensure that their mental health needs are met within their homes, school, and community environments.

Inner City Family Services
(202) 525-4855

Inner City Family Services is a community development organization providing a wide range of service toward positively impacting families and communities in Washington, DC. ICFS services work to develop and sustain healthy families and communities.

Latin American Youth Center
(202) 319-2225

The mission of the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs.

Life Enhancement Services
(202) 562-6262

The mission of Life Enhancement Services, Inc. is to help individuals that we serve find solutions to help them deal with personal growth and independence by providing practical options and adhering to their choices.

Mary’s Center
(202) 483-8319

Mary’s Center uses a holistic, multipronged approach to help each participant access individualized services that set them on the path toward good health, stable families, and economic independence. The Center offers high-quality, professional care in a safe and trusting environment to residents from the entire DC metropolitan region, including individuals from over 110 countries.

(202) 547-3870

PSI is a leading health and human services agency that provides sophisticated services, training, and treatment to individual and families dealing with the challenges of mental illness, developmental disabilities, abuse and neglect.

Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW)
(202) 885-5600

PIW provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents, and adults and seniors suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses. They are a short-term, acute care hospital offering inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient hospitalization.

Family, Economic, and Emergency Services

Bread for the City
Provides groceries, clothing, medical clinics, social services, and legal advice for those in need.

List of DC Food Pantries

List of Emergency Shelters
Shelter Hotline: (800) 535-7252

*Families who are homeless, staying with friends or in a shelter, are encouraged to speak with Jo Ann Mussenden, Social Worker and homeless liason for SWW

Additional Hotline Numbers

Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline (202) 333-7273

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Trevor Project

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth: 1-866-488-7386  ()