Of the nearly 800 families served each year at The Family Place, over 90% are low-income, newly-arrived from Mexico and Central America, and operating in survival mode to provide for their families' basic needs. Lacking social networks, inexperienced with urban agencies, and extremely limited in language skills, those with young children are triply isolated: economically, environmentally, and linguistically. TFP begins by focusing on the littlest ones, 0-5 years old, providing expectant families, and those with young children, prenatal and parent education, early childhood education, and immunizations monitoring. A new site for the acclaimed Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (the only one focused on Latinos) and the AVANCE parenting education programs, TFP encourages families to learn as a unit and create a literacy-rich home environment. Emergency material assistance, a Spanish language domestic violence support group (one of only two such programs in the District), drop-in access, case management and referrals all these are woven together to create a comprehensive and effective support system for families. Your support is warmly welcomed.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 4; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8; Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Adult (25-49)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income; Women/Girls

Schools They Work In: Elsie Whitlow Stokes Public Charter School. various DCPS and Public Charter Schools where our participants enroll their Pre-K-3rd grade children.

Awards & Recognition

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Press

  • Family Place exhibe "Sin Fronteras"/The Family Place exibits "Art Without Borders"
    Fri Nov 14 2008, The Washington Hispanic  
    This article includes pictures from The Family Place "Art Without Borders" fundrasing event. Council member Jim Graham spoke at the event.

Budget (FY2012)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for The Family Place is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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