District of Columbia Social Services for Families

Find District of Columbia District of Columbia social services and programs related to families. Social services for families are provided by Child Support Offices, Child, Youth and Family Services, and Child Abuse Prevention Centers.


A Child Abuse Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Offices investigate reports of suspected child abuse or neglect and provide services to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. Child Abuse Offices may also coordinate with local school districts to provide training, support, and assistance in reporting and preventing child abuse.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence 1025 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20036 202-429-6695


Child, Family, and Youth Services are services offered by state, county, and local governments that assist children, youth, and families. These services can include efforts to end youth homelessness, programs to prevent adolescent pregnancy, and services to prevent violence against children. Child, Family, and Youth Services Offices also offer early childhood services, including childcare support, family nutrition programs, and support for children with developmental delays. In some locations, Child, Family, and Youth Services Offices also manage foster care and adoption services.

District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services 450 H Street Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-724-5070

District of Columbia WIC Sites Childrens Health Center 2501 Good Hope Road Southeast Washington DC 20020 202-884-6994

Washington Youth Rehabilitation Services Department 1000 Mount Olivet Road Northeast Washington DC 20002 202-576-8175


A Child Support Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides support and assistance in processing child support payments. Child Support Offices provide a number of services, including establishing paternity, locating non-custodial parents, and collecting child support payments. Child Support Offices also help enforce court orders for child support and assist families in receiving additional benefits for children. Child Support Offices provide services for anyone in the community who is eligible for child support payments.

Washington Child Support Office 441 4th Street Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-442-9900