Family Matters Takes it to the Streets with WHUR

Original Source: WHUR 96.3 Radio

Tonya Jackson Smallwood, President and CEO of Family Matters of Greater Washington, was recently a guest on the WHUR-FM 96.3 “Taking it to the Streets” radio show. With the highest population in the foster care system being older youth and sibling groups, ages 14 – 20, Smallwood encouraged all local residents seriously considering becoming a foster parent to attend a monthly foster parent orientation. The foster parent orientations are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 4pm at the main office of Family Matters, located at 1509 16th Street NW in Washington, DC.  Click here to listen to the radio interview hosted by WHUR’s Bobby Gailes. WHUR Tonya

The orientations are designed to be an informational only session for any persons interested in becoming foster parents.  No commitments are required.

About WHUR-FM 96.3 (
WHUR-FM 96.3 is a 24-hour, 16,500 watt HD radio station located in Washington, D.C. Owned by Howard University since its inception, WHUR has a competitive signal that reaches north of Baltimore, MD to the outskirts of Richmond, VA. As one of the few University-owned commercial radio stations in America, WHUR serves both Washington’s business and public communities.

About Family Matters of Greater Washington (
Family Matters of Greater Washington is a non-government, nonprofit organization accredited by the Council on Accreditation Services for Families and Children, Inc. and the American Camping Association.  Formerly known as Family and Child Services of Washington, D.C., Inc., Family Matters was founded in 1882 and has been an integral part of the Washington, D.C. community for more than 132 years serving children, seniors, and families. One of the leading social enterprises in the delivery of human and health services for individuals in need across the nation, Family Matters creates and delivers compassionate solutions that empower, enrich and elevate all ages. Family Matters of Greater Washington is a member of the Child Welfare League of America and the Alliance for Children and Families.