Of the nearly 800 families served annually at TFP, over 90% are low-income, newly arrived immigrants 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. TFP begins by focusing on the littlest ones, providing families with parent education, early childhood education, and immunization monitoring. Using the acclaimed Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program (the only one in DC focusing on Latino families), TFP encourages families to learn as a unit and create a literacy-rich home environment. Meanwhile, workforce readiness and literacy programs (in English and Spanish) build parents’ self-sufficiency. Emergency material assistance, a Spanish language domestic violence support group, case management and referrals – all are woven together to create a comprehensive support system for families who otherwise have few options.

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)

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Women/Girls; Immigrants/Refugees

Schools They Work In: Mundo Verde, C Bilingual, 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 (FY2016)

  • $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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