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Alternative Programs

The District of Columbia has a variety of programs and centers that serve young people seeking alternatives to being on the streets, including social, educational, recreational, and counseling services. For information,  contact the District's Answers Please! Helpline at (202) INFO-211 (463-6211) or online at answersplease.dc.gov.

Alliance of Concerned Men
601 Raleigh Place, SE
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 561-0040


Asian American LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment and Development for Youth and Families)
3045 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 884-0322


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
1320 Fenwick Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 587-4315
Website: http://www.bgcgw.org/
Operates a network of throughout the District of Columbia, including the Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs.


Children of Mine
2263 Mt. View Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 610-1055


DC Department of Parks and Recreation
3149 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 673-7660
Website: http://www.dpr.dc.gov/
Offers a wide range of athletic, social and educational programs at parks and recreational facilities located throughout the District of Columbia.


Latin-American Youth Center
1419 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 319-2225
Website: http://www.layc-dc.org/


Libraries Online Computer Training Center
Martin Luther King Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-1298
Website: http://www.dclibrary.org/mlk/


Midtown Youth Academy
2206 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 483-3711


Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)
410 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 546-5940
Website: http://www.smyal.org/