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St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth & Families

Who We Are

St. Ann’s Center, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to lifting vulnerable children, mothers and families out of poverty and homelessness. Our innovative housing and support programs build upon a family’s inherent strengths by providing the tools for life-long independence and self-sufficiency.

Founded in 1860 by the Daughters of Charity, the mission and vision of St. Ann’s Center is inspired by Catholic social teachings. Our highly-trained staff and volunteers recognize the dignity of every human life and create a vibrant community where every child and mother has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

Our work is made possible by the leadership of our Board of Directors, the dedication of our staff and volunteers, and the generosity of our community.

Mission & Values ♦ History ♦ Leadership

What We Do

St. Ann’s housing and support programs serve the diverse needs of women, children and families:

  • Teen Mother Baby Program: Providing pregnant and parenting young women, ages 13 to 21, with a safe and supportive place to prepare for motherhood, continue their education, and pave a path toward a family supporting career.
  • Supportive & Transitional Housing Program: Helping single-mother families move from homelessness to independence by addressing the root causes of their instability and guiding them toward a family-supporting career.
  • Clinical and Social Work Services: Helping residents and their families stabilize by providing clinical and social work services to improve the mental, emotional and behavioral health.
  • Education & Employment Program: Addressing the barriers to academic and career advancement for pregnant and parenting young women. Our staff works with clients to create an individualized path toward high school completion, higher education, and a family-sustaining career.
  • Child Care Center: A nurturing place where children from our community and in residence at St. Ann’s reach their fullest potential.

To find out how you can join our mission to serve Washington D.C.’s most vulnerable children, youth and families, visit our Get Involved page.