Fulfilling the Needs of D.C.’s Most Vulnerable

Are you facing a hardship and in need of assistance? The following program offers several services individuals throughout the Washington, DC area:

The goal of Community Family Life Services (CFLS) is to help resolve their clients’ short-term needs and aid them in breaking the cycle of poverty that leads to the path of homelessness. As a multi-faceted human services organization, CFLS offers a variety of services to meet the needs of Washington, D.C.’s most vulnerable residents. Listed below are brief descriptions of the services offered by CFLS:

Permanent and/or Transitional Housing – CFLS offers affordable housing for families and/or individuals who are homeless or those who have physical and/or mental disabilities.

Emergency Services – In an effort to prevent eviction or the disconnection of utilities, CFLS offers emergency food to Ward 6 residents.


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Clothing Assistance

– Through the clothing assistance program, CFLS distributes clothing to men, women and children as an effort to help families and individuals meet their basic needs.


HIV/Aids Counseling – Ensures that individuals with HIV or AIDS have access to and is capable to utilize necessary medical, mental health and other supportive services.

Support Services – In addition to providing families and individuals with the basic necessities of life, CFLS offers life skill development services, therapy and substance abuse counseling.

Employment Assistance – CFLS helps individuals reach their career goals by enhancing their employability and job skills. CFLS also assist individuals with job searches and resume and cover letter writing.

Youth Mentoring – Provides youth with the opportunity to foster sustainable positive relationships with adults as well as their peers. The goal of the program is to help youth fight the causes of homelessness before it starts and to give them the encouragement they need to become self-sufficient adults.

Youth Development Programs – To promote and support the academic and social success of the youth within the community, CFLS offers a year-round after-school program as well as a summer camp program for families who live in Wards 6, 7 and 8.

Parent Center – Through the Parent Center, CFLS helps families identify their strengths and encourage family development.

For more information about the services and programs that are available through Community Family Life Services, call (404) 564-7777.

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