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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

Alliance of Concerned Men
Alliance of Concerned Men, Inc.
3227 Dubois Place, SE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 575-2060
Fax (202) 575-0038

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
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
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

Libraries Online Computer Training Center
Martin Luther King Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-1298

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