Community Center and Outreach Programs
Department of Family and Community Development
At Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (HSCSN), we realize that there are other factors besides health care that are important to overall health and well-being.
As a result, the Department of Family and Community Development (FCD) connects our members to community-based services and programs to encourage independence. Our staff, which is based at FCD:
- Make sure the residents in the District of Columbia under age 26 who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are aware of the services available to them through HSCSN.
- Plan community programs, such as educational activities, community events, and support groups to address the needs and concerns of our members and their families.
We are open for walk-in questions about HSCSN services, benefits, and resource information.
All of our programs are free for members. We provide transportation to events and child care during events for HSCSN members.
HSCSN’s Department of Family and Community Development helps members and their families improve their health, social and environmental needs by collaborating with more than 200 community partners, government agencies and the local school system to increase awareness of HSCSN benefits, especially as they relate to housing, nutrition, school engagement and transition resources. Together, these partnerships enable HSCSN to deliver a comprehensive array of services.
To learn more about becoming an HSCSN partner, call the Department of Family and Community Development at 202-580-6485.