Child Care Connections
DC’s childcare resource and referral agency. Call or visit their website for updated information on childcare providers that match certain criteria.
Child Care Services
Provides assistance with child care fees, based on need, income, and family size.
Food, Housing, Financial Assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Provides assistance to buy food
Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Provides cash assistance for families in need with dependent children (under the age of 19), when available resources do not fully address the family's needs. Also prepares program participants for financial independence through employment and job skills training.
American Job Centers (formerly DC Works!)
The Department of Employment Services provides job-seekers with a number of employment opportunities as well as job-search support via career counseling, resume assistance, direct job placement, classroom and on-the-job training and much more.
Heath, Wellness and Medical Support
DC Health Care Alliance
Offers a full range of health care services for DC residents without health care coverage.
DC Healthy Families
Provides free health insurance for District residents and their children when incomes are too high for Medicaid, but still too low to pay for health insurance.
Pays for medical services for income-qualified people and people with disabilities. For those eligible for full Medicaid services, Medicaid pays healthcare providers.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.