DC127 provides parents with the resources they need to keep their families together. Working with church partners, government agencies, and community organizations, it offers integrated support that includes financial wellness tools, job training, food security, stable housing, and mental health services that sustain healthy interpersonal relationships. For children who need temporary placements, through a partnership with Child & Family Services, DC’s only child welfare agency, DC127 identifies, recruits, and trains foster parents so that kids have the right kind of support and protection while they need it. There are over 800 children in foster care awaiting a permanent home because circumstances made parenting them during a crisis impossible. DC127 addresses the problem head-on, helping families to stabilize themselves, mobilizing a team of volunteers around them, and creating lifelong supportive relationships – because parents and their children belong together.