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Male Caregivers Advocacy Support (MCAS) Group

This event is for HSCSN Members only


Department of Family and Community Development
3400 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Washington, DC 20032

Your voices are important! Male Caregivers Advocacy Support Group (MCAS) is made up of fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles, male cousins, and other men who care about children with special health care needs.

MCAS offers you a safe place to give and receive the emotional support that you need as you care for a child with special health care needs. During MCAS meetings, you’ll share information, provide support and take part in trainings that empower you in your role as a caregiver.

MCAS members participate in local interviews and have been featured participants at the Afro America Family and School Readiness conferences. In addition, MCAS members contribute to community events where they advocate on behalf of the growing health care needs of their children, families and their community by applying the different trainings they received. The MCAS program was listed as a best practice model in the District of Columbia’s 2007 Medicaid Annual Report and received the 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative Grant for capacity building.

We provide transportation to PALs meetings, child care, and hot meals to HSCSN members.

MCAS is a program of the HSCSN’s Department of Family and Community Development and works in partnership with Advocates for Justice and EducationGeorgetown University Center for Child and Human Development and Georgetown University School of Medicine to reduce barriers to health care access and increase health awareness.


Please complete the MCAS Registration Form and bring it with you to your first meeting.

Learn More

To learn more, contact Denise Chisolm at (202) 467-2712 or e-mail

Para información en Español favor de llamar a 202-580-6487