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Community Programs

Community Center and Outreach Programs

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 the Family and Community Development Center:

  • Make sure District residents 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.

Family and Community Development Center

The Family and Community Development Center is an important meeting place for the HSCSN community.

The Center has a multipurpose room for trainings and meetings, family support activities, as well as a community resource corner. It’s about a 10-minute walk from the Anacostia Metro Station on the green line.

The Center is located at 2124 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020.


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.

See a complete list of our programs »

Community Connections

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 Family and Community Development at 202-580-6485.