FAQs

Who do you serve?
Our clientele consists of residents primarily in DC, but our services are extended to those that reside in Northern Virginia and Maryland as well. We offer services and programs that expand all facets of life, from infancy to seniors.

What services and programs do you offer?
Our services and programs cover all stages of life. We offer foster and adoptive services, teen mother assistance, senior social services such as our Home Delivered Meals Program, summer camp, counseling for children and adults, and money management. For a complete list of the programs and services offered by FMGW, please visit the “Services” section of our website or contact us at (202) 289-1510.

What are the associated costs for service?
Our fees are based upon a sliding scale and are determined by client’s income. Subsidized fees are available for individuals in financial crisis. Payments are made through private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or will be the primary responsibility of the client.

What is the process for obtaining services or additional information?
For additional information or to begin the intake process to obtain services, please contact Intake at (202) 289-1510.

Who is eligible to become a foster parent?
All prospective foster parents must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of Washington DC or Maryland and be self-supporting. A criminal background check will be conducted as well as a home inspection. Prospective foster parents will also be required to attend a 30 hour pre-service training in order to meet the District of Columbia’s licensing requirements. Visit our “Become a Foster Parent” page for more details.

How is FMGW funded?
Our funding sources are primarily through: Government Contracts, General Contributions, Grants, United Way/CFC, and Fee for Services.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
Any charitable contribution to FMGW is fully tax deductible unless goods or services were provided. If goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution, the cost of said good or service would be deducted from the amount of your gift and the remaining portion will be tax deductible.

How can I help to make a difference?
You can support Family Matters of Greater Washington several ways. Through volunteerism, becoming a foster parent, attending one of our annual events, adopting a family for the holidays, or by donating your professional services! You can also make a monetary contribution to help support our critical programs. To learn more about the different ways to support FMGW, visit our “Ways to Give” page.

Can I give through my employer?
Absolutely! Family Matters participates in both Combined Federal Campaign (#52358) and United Way (#8093). Please work with your employer to assign FMGW as your charity of choice to support through your Workplace Giving Campaign.