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2016 Directory of Youth and Family Services: Community and Confinement Access Guide

The 2016 Directory of Youth and Family Services: Community and Confinement Access Guide provides youth and families in DC and Prince George's County with information on accessing free services, including behavioral and medical treatment, special education, public education, vocational training, substance abuse, and housing alternatives.

Source: DC Public Defender Service
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2016

Access HelpLine

DC residents can call the Access HelpLine at 1-888-7WE-HELP to get connected to behavioral health services. Access HelpLine is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Source: DC Department of Behavioral Health
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment

This website provides assessments and resources for youth employability and life skills.

Source: Casey Family Programs
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Local Social Services, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2017

Back On Track DC

This webtool helps DC residents who want to get back on track with their plans to pursue a secondary education credential and a career pathway by matching residents with alternative and adult-serving education programs across the District.

Source: DC ReEngagement Center
Category: Local Social Services, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School provides immigrants with adult education classes, life skills programs, and support services. Programs include English as a Second Language, GED in English and Spanish, computer literacy, citizenship test preparation; career training in health, IT, culinary arts, and education; and support services such as mental health counseling, job placement, leadership training and much more.

Source: The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2019

My Child Care DC

My Child Care DC provides parents with access to child care information in DC. Parents can use this site to find licensed child care, compare child care options, and learn about early learning resources.

Source: My Child Care DC
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

DC Child Care Services

DC's Child Care Assistance Program provides subsidized child care to low-income families, families receiving TANF and participating in education and training, teen parents seeking a high school degree or equivalent, and families pursuing additional education.

Source: DC Department of Human Services
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

College Preparation Checklist

The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office developed this checklist to help students prepare for college and understand the financial resources available for college.

Source: US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office
Category: College Planning and Assessments, Financial Aid, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2016

DC College Savings Plan

This brochure provides information about the DC College Savings Plan and how DC residents can start saving for college and technical school.

Source: DC College Savings Plan
Category: Financial Aid
Publication Date: 2019

DC Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement for Single Individuals

DC's Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement for Single Individuals connects individuals experiencing homelessness with outreach and drop-in centers, showers and laundry, meals, and shelters.

Source: DC Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement for Single Individuals
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018