Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation www.breastcancerinfo.com
National organization with a network of volunteers working through local affiliates and Komen Race for the Cure® events to eradicate breast cancer. Established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36.
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
Nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to
eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nmss.org
Dedicated to ending the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
American Hospice Foundation www.americanhospice.org
Advances the hospice concept of care.
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation www.jdf.org
The world's leading nonprofit, nongovernmental founder of diabetes research.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation www.pedaids.org
Identifies, funds and conducts pediatric research that will reduce and prevent HIV transmission
from mother to child and to improve the lives of children with HIV and AIDS.
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
The American Red Cross is a prominant international presence that provides disaster relief,
communication between military personnel and thier families, blood,
plasma and tissue donations, CPR training, and health education services.
Salvation Army www.salvationarmyusa.org
The Salvation Army is an international organization based on Christian principles that provides a variety of human services, such as food, clothing, counseling, youth programs, adult rehabilitation and disaster relief.
Habitat for Humanity International www.habitat.org
Brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing.
Make-A-Wish Foundation www.wish.org
Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich
the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Earth Share www.earthshare.org
Federation of leading non-profit environmental and conservation organizations.
Promotes environmental education and charitable giving through workplace-giving campaigns.
An educational partnership of the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association to create a nationwide system of high school hospitality courses linked with mentored worksite experiences.
America's Promise www.americaspromise.org
The nation's leading youth development organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have the five promises to succeed in life; a healthy start, a safe place, an effective education, a caring adult and an opportunity to serve. America's Promise mobilizes businesses to help kids achieve the five promises.
National Mentoring Partnership www.mentoring.org
Mentored teens are 46% less likely to get into drugs; 59% get better grades; 73% raise their goals. So they grow up to be good employees and taxpayers who strengthen our businesses and our community. There are many ways to mentor - long-term or short, with a variety of organizations. A mentor is an adult who, along with parents, provides young people with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example.
Boys and Girls Club www.bgca.org
Teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. More than 25 national programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America www.bbbsa.org
Provides one-to-one mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and
children primarily from single-parent families in over 500 programs throughout the United States.
Job Corps www.jobcorpsworks.org
A public-private partnership administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. Provides academic, vocational, and life skills training for economically disadvantaged youth. Offers training in over 100 trades, including culinary arts.
The National 4-H Council www.fourhcouncil.edu
Advances the 4-H youth development movement to build a world in which youth and a
dults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
A national nonprofit that partners with businesses and
builds playgrounds and safe places in communities nationwide.
Volunteer with Youth
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area www.bbbsnca.org
Offers mentoring between adult volunteers and children primarily from single-parent families.
Covenant House Washington www.covenanthousedc.org
Provides shelter and services to homeless and at-risk children and youths.
DC Youth Advisory Council
Provides youth with the opportunity to have a voice in the city's programs, policies and actions.
For Love of Children www.flocdc.org
Serves high-risk children, particularly in the Shaw neighborhood; assists homeless families;
and helps high-risk teens become successful adults.
Good Shepherd Ministries
Helps at-risk children develop educational and vocational skills,
make compassionate choices, and recognize their options.
Horton's Kids www.hortonskids.org
Tutors and mentors children in DC's Anacostia neighborhood; sponsors field trips;
and offers doctor and dental visits, summer camp, scholarships, and educational advocacy.
Joy of Sports Foundation www.joyofsports.org
Uses sports and physical play to help children learn life skills and mature by building concentration, cooperation, self-esteem, imagination, relaxation, perseverance, and sportsmanship
Kids Computer Workshop
Brings technology and mentoring to at-risk children. Children can learn computer skills and participate in activities that develop literacy and critical thinking.
Latin American Youth Center www.layc-dc.org/
Serves infants, children, teens, and adults from Latino, Vietnamese, Caribbean, African-American, and African communities with a focus on academics, health education, job training, social services, leadership development, substance abuse prevention, housing, arts, humanities, and recreation.
Little Blue House www.littlebluehouse.org/
Helps neglected and abused children achieve healthy, age-appropriate developmental levels,
and uses social work and legal resources to advocate for safe placement in permanent homes.
Volunteer With Animals
Promotes the adoption of homeless animals and the well-being of companion animals in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area through the use of Internet technology.
Pets - DC http://www.petsdc.org
Helps people living with HIV/AIDS to maintain and care for their pets.
Washington Animal Rescue League http://www.warl.org
Provides shelter for lost, homeless, abused, and hard-to-place animals; and offers a humane education program.
Washington Humane Society http://www.washhumane.org
Provides shelter for lost, homeless, and abused animals; rescues orphaned
and injured wild animals; and educates the public about caring for animals.
Volunteer With Seniors
Alzheimer's Association - National Capital Area www.alz.org/nca/
Offers a broad range of programs and services for people with Alzheimer's disease, their families,
and caregivers. Programs include a help line, support groups, Safe Return, workshops, conferences,
public policy initiatives, and community awareness activities.
IONA Senior Services
Offers challenging programs in the arts, humanities, health, wellness, travel, and volunteer service. IONA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for mature adults. It creates opportunities for adults 55 years of age and older to continue their personal growth through meaningful service to the community.
Never Too Old to Learn
Teaches reading, writing, math computation, and life skills to functionally illiterate older adults.
Learning centers are located in all eight wards, and a noon meal is provided.
Emmaus Services for the Aging www.emmausservices.org
Helps the elderly poor of DC live independently. Volunteers provide regular visits, phone calls for reassurance, escorts to medical appointments, help with cleaning and home repairs, and assistance in finding housing.
Volunteer with Families
DC Healthy Families http://doh.dc.gov/doh/site/default.asp
Offers free health insurance to working parents with children under age 19. DC Healthy Families recruits volunteers to provide information about the program to the public.
Foster Parenting fsa.dc.gov/cfsa/site/default.asp
Plays an important role in raising our city's children to be productive adults. Volunteers are needed to provide homes to thousands of children who desperately need a safe, loving place to live.
Healthy Families, Thriving Communities
Provides neighborhood-based child welfare services through the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA). Organized as a broad-based network of community partners, the group works to prevent abuse and neglect by providing intensive services to at-risk families.
Volunteer With the Homeless
Bread for the City www.breadforthecity.org
Bread for the City's 550 volunteers provide needed assistance at no cost to over 8,000 DC residents every month.
Capital Area Food Bank www.capitalareafoodbank.org
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest public, non-profit food and nutrition education resource in the Metro Area.
Calvary Women's Services www.calvaryservices.org
Calvary offers basic services to homeless women and gives them a place to live. The organization also helps to educate and empower women for independent living.
Central Union Mission www.missiondc.org
The Central Union Mission maintains an overnight shelter for homeless men.
Charlie's Place www.stmargaretsdc.org/charliesplace/
Charlie's Place provides breakfast, social services, legal and medical services, and classes to homeless people. The organization also sends speakers into the community to talk about solutions to homelessness.
Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place http://cchfp.org/
The Community Council for the Homeless enables people in upper Northwest who are, have been, or are at risk of being homeless rebuild and sustain their lives.
Community for Creative Non-Violence http://users.erols.com/ccnv/
The Community for Creative Non-Violence's mission is to ensure that the rights of the homeless and poor are not infringed upon and that every person has access to life's basic essentials -- food, shelter, clothing and medical care.
Community of Hope www.communityofhopedc.org/
The Community of Hope provides services for homeless and low-income individuals and families, including transitional housing, social services, family education and health care.
DC Central Kitchen www.dccentralkitchen.org
The DC Central Kitchen is founded on the premise that waste is wrong, be it food, money,
or the potential for people to live productive lives.
Dinner Program for Homeless Women
The Dinner Program provides meals and support services to homeless and low-income men, women, and children. The program also provides employment assistance to homeless men and women.
Gospel Rescue Ministries www.grm.org
This faith-based organization works to transform the lives of the homeless and move them off the streets permanently through transitional programs, shelter, food, and education.
Samaritan Inns provides homeless men and women with an opportunity to rebuild their lives by combating substance abuse through transitional living, affordable housing, and alternative treatment programs.
So Others Might Eat www.some.org
So Others Might Eat (SOME) provides immediate services to the poor and homeless such as food, clothing, and medical care; SOME also works to empower clients through substance-abuse rehabilitation, job training, and housing programs.
The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless www.legalclinic.org
Provides quality, free legal services to meet the legal needs of children, women, and men who are
homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
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