Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc: To empower families, youth, and the community to be effective advocates to ensure that children and youth, particularly those who have special needs, receive access to appropriate education and health services.
Air Charity Network: To provide access for people in need who are seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: A national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. Manages the SuperSibs Comfort and Care Program provides tools to help siblings during and long after this life challenge.
American Cancer Society: To fund and conduct research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention.
American Institute for Cancer Research: To research, interpret and share the science on the link between diet, nutrition and cancer.
Arcadia's Mobile Markets: To improve access to healthy, affordable food regardless of where you live or how much you earn.
Asbestos.net: To improve the overall quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.
Aunt Bertha: Search through this database to find free or reduced-cost services such as medical care, food, job training, and more.
Autism Source: A website full of resources.
A Wider Circle: To help one individual and one family after another to rise out of poverty.
Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation: To provide exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families.
Best Buddies: To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Bite Me Cancer: To raise spirits, hearts and funds for teen cancer patients and thyroid cancer research.
CancerCare for Kids: To provide free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer.
Capitol Hill Center for Individual and Family Therapy: To provide support that integrates cognitive behavioral, gestalt, EMDR, hypnosis, expressive therapies--art, imaging, movement, or play--into the work as appropriate.
Capitol Hill Consortium for Counseling & Consultation: To provide - through an interdisciplinary group of Psychologists, LPC’s, and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers who work collaboratively -- a holistic counseling approach that helps clients address the myriad of challenges in their personal, educational and professional lives.
Casey Cares Foundation: To provide ongoing and uplifting programming to critically ill children and their families (including siblings!).
Casey Health Institute: To provide exceptional integrative health care through collaboration and innovation.
Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation: To increase awareness, accelerate research, and advance education on pediatric cardiomyopathy.
Children's Law Center: To be the voice for children who are abused or neglected, who aren’t learning in school, or who have health problems that can’t be solved by medicine alone.
Children's Organ Transplant Association: To provide fundraising assistance and family support to children and young adults who need a life-saving organ transplant.
Claire's Place Foundation: To provide heart felt help to children and young adults diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, as well as their families, for the purpose of improving their quality of life. They hope to accomplish this by heightening awareness and providing education, skills, financial and emotional support.
DC Association for Special Education: To provide special education services to students from the District of Columbia.
Dream for Kids DC: To provide life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential.
Drug Dangers: To keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently on the market.
Easter Seals Serving DC, MD, and VA: Easter Seals provides a variety of services that may be helpful to a family with a child who has a complex medical condition.
Equipment Connections for Kids: To serve children with a disability in the greater Washington Metropolitan area by connecting costly adaptive equipment from children with disabilities who outgrow the equipment to other children who need it.
Erika Kate Hope Alliance: To help ease the emotional, spiritual and financial burdens borne by parents of children with life-threatening heart disease.
Extended Stay American’s Hotel Keys for Hope Program: To donate free or deeply discounted rooms so that cancer patients and their caregivers can save in lodging cost and get access to potentially lifesaving cancer treatment.
Family Voices: To achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.
Friends of Patients at the National Institutes of Health: To provide hope by giving emotional and financial support to patients receiving groundbreaking and life-saving treatments at the NIH.
Georgetown University’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD): To advance self-determination among the diversity of people with developmental and other disabilities and their families, throughout the life course, and advocate for their full participation in all aspects of community life.
Health Reach: A service of the National Institutes of Health to provide a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
Help Hope Live: To support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses.
Holistic Moms Network: To connect parents who are interested in holistic health and green living.
Hope Connections for Cancer Support: To help people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical impact of cancer through participation in professionally facilitated programs of emotional support, education, wellness and hope.
Hope for Henry Foundation: Reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care.
Hope Marietta Foundation: To raise money and awareness for Congenital Heart Defects through community involvement, fundraising events, and service projects directly benefiting local children.
Jill's House: To celebrate children with special needs and provide relief to the extraordinary families who love them through short-term, overnight respite care.
Just Tryan It: To positively impact the lives of families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer by providing them with financial assistance.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Lollipop Kids Foundation: To combat social stigmas, ease the financial burden placed on these families, offer emotional support and provide a brief respite so that every child with a disability has access to a hope and a future. They offer programming and an equipment closet to which families can apply for appropriate Durable Medical Equipment.
Make a Wish Foundation: To grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation: To increase childhood cancer awareness, education, advocacy, research and psychosocial support services to children, their families, and medical personnel.
MBA Open Doors Foundation: To give mortgage and rental assistance payment grants to parents and guardians with critically ill or injured children, allowing them to take unpaid leave from work and spend precious time together without jeopardizing their cherished homes.
Mended Little Hearts of Washington, DC: To empower children with congenital heart defects and their families through support, education and awareness.
Mesothelioma.net: To provide free resources and guidance to those diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer.
MesotheliomaHelp: To share resources, including a free e-book, and information on treatment and support options.
Mesothelioma Help Now: To help patients and their families understand their diagnosis.
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center: To help you connect with a Mesothelioma lawyer.
Metropolitan Washington Ear: To provide free services for blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled people who cannot effectively read print.
Mothers On The Frontline: To promote caregiver healing and children’s mental health advocacy through storytelling.
My Cancer Circle: To provide a free, private support community for caregivers of people facing cancer.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (of the National Institutes of Health): To define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.
National Center for Learning Disabilities: to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
National Organization for Rare Disorders: To serve as a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. They have many resources for families you can access here.
Parent Navigator Program at Children's National Medical Center: To reduce family stress by connecting parents or caregivers to resources, assisting with navigating care, finding educational tools for parents and children, and providing emotional support so that managing a child’s healthcare journey is a little easier.
Parent to Parent USA: To provide emotional and informational support for parents of children who have special needs.
Preemies Today: To advocate for the needs of families experiencing a premature birth.
Quality Trust for Individuals With Disabilities: To be an independent catalyst for change in the lives of people of all ages with developmental disabilities. We partner with people and their families so they can succeed, thrive and experience full membership in the communities they choose.
Songs of Love: To provide personalized uplifting songs, free of charge, for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges.
Springboard Beyond Cancer: This joint venture between the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society provides many resources related to wellness and mindfulness, among other topics, to help those affected by cancer.
Tracy’s Kids: To help young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of the disease and its treatment through the use of art therapy within pediatric medical centers.
The Javier Alexander Atienza Project: To give joy and smiles to seriously ill children and their families through the power of the Arts.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults: To change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.
The Wholehearted Foundation: To provide short-term spiritual, financial, relationship, and program awareness support that makes a long-term impact for “heart families” whose child(ren) receive cardiac care at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Total Family Care Coalition: To find solutions to help Washington, DC families, youth and individuals -- whether it's with their trained peer support workers, teachers or staff.
Washington Regional Transplant Community: To respond to every potential organ, tissue and eye donation.