Government Resources For DC Families


Access HelpLine (1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357): Professionals can activate mobile crisis teams to respond to adults and children who are experiencing a psychiatric or emotional crisis and are unable or unwilling to travel to receive behavioral health services. 

Department of Behavioral Health Child/Youth Ombudsman Program: To assist parents, guardians and youth with any challenges related to behavioral health needs for children/youth (up to 25 year old).

Network of Care for Behavioral Health: an online resource directory of mental health and substance use services and resources.

Office of Disability Rights: provides a wide range of information and services for DC residents with disabilities.

Parent Resource at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education: Adrienne Rodriguez – 202-478-5947; Sheryl Hamilton (Supervisor) – 202-741-6404 (Office)