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Non-Profit Organizations & Associations


Children’s Law Center believes every child should grow up with a strong foundation of family, health and education and live in a world free from poverty, trauma, racism and other forms of oppression. Our more than 100 staff – together with DC children and families, community partners and pro bono attorneys – use the law to solve children’s urgent problems today and improve the systems that will affect their lives tomorrow. Since our founding in 1996, we have reached more than 50,000 children and families directly and multiplied our impact by advocating for city-wide solutions that benefit hundreds of thousands more.

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The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

The focus of CWLA is children and youth who may have experienced abuse, neglect, family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being. CWLA also focuses on the families, caregivers, and the communities that care for and support these children.

Kincare Alliance support relative caregivers who have opened their homes and hearts to DC’s most vulnerable and at-risk children whose parents are not able to care for them. Parents may be incarcerated, homeless, have a substance use or mental health problem, abuse or neglect their children, or deported.

DCFYI offers what we believe is the most important factor in changing outcomes for teens in foster care - a lasting relationship with at least one caring adult. We bring together adults and youth so they can get to know each other and form what become lasting relationships, including with mentors, weekend host parents, and adoptive families.

FAPAC’s mission is “to improve the quality of life, well-being, and dignity of children in the District of Columbia by strengthening, supporting, and empowering foster, adoptive, and kinship parents to serve as advocates for their children’s needs; and bridge-builders with birth parents; working as an organizational agent of systemic change; and by partnering with other District agencies to provide innovative stabilization services to families at risk.”

Mothers Outreach Network is a nonprofit organization that empowers Black mothers and their families in achieving economic mobility, by aiding Black mothers in the struggle to keep their families together using legal programs, policy advocacy, and education and outreach to transform government income and child welfare systems from punitive to empowering.”

The National Human Services Assembly (National Assembly) is a leading voice in the human service sector and promotes collaboration among engaged organizations to advance the collective power, knowledge, strategy, and systems that build well-being within individuals and our communities. The National Assembly is a Washington, DC-based association comprised of some of the largest nonprofit human service organizations in the United States. In aggregate, members and their affiliates and local service networks collectively touch, or are touched by, nearly every household in America—as consumers, donors, or volunteers.

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists, and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To end and prevent homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights are respected and protected.

The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is dedicated to preventing and eradicating youth homelessness in America. We work in communities with youth who have experienced homelessness, service providers, and systems to help accelerate the community’s progress in ending homelessness and human trafficking among young people. Together, we envision a future in which all young people have a safe place to call home with endless opportunities to achieve their fullest potential..

The Permanency Family Center (PFC) provides trauma-informed therapy and parent support groups at no cost to foster, adoptive, and reunifying families involved with DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA).

The Mission of NFPA is to be a respected national voice for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Parents through networking, education and advocacy.

Safe Shores provides survivor-centered intervention, hope, and healing for children and families affected by abuse, trauma, and violence in the District of Columbia, and works to prevent and end child abuse and neglect through promising practices, policies, and partnerships.

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