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).

Food & Friends: To improve the lives and health of people with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses that limit their ability to provide nourishment for themselves by: preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries that are designed to meet the medical and dietary needs of each of their clients; providing nutritional counseling and wellness education that enhances their clients’ quality of life; and creating a strong sense of community for both their clients and volunteers that reduces the social isolation that often comes with serious illnesses and provides meaningful opportunities for neighbors to help neighbors in need.

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)