FMGW provides assistance that impacts more than 20,000 children, youth, families and seniors each year in the Greater Washington area. Our spectrum of programs include youth development programs and mental health/counseling services. The Youth Development program is comprised of two units – Camp Moss Hollow, a sleep-away camp that endeavors to build future leaders, naturally and a teen pregnancy program.

Click on the links below to learn about our programs.

Youth Development

Camp Moss Hollow

Camp Moss Hollow proudly celebrates 50 years of service to over 30,000 kids and their families from our greater Washington region.  Located in the foothills of the Shenandoah Valley, Camp Moss Hollow provides children ages 7-14 a reprieve from the city and a chance to build individual and interpersonal skills, develop new perspectives, and improve self-confidence and self-efficacy through recreational and educational programming. Family Matters’ operation of Camp Moss Hollow provides children of low-income families with respite and opportunities to trade the chaotic and negative influences associated with urban neighborhoods.

winter camp program

The Winter Camp Program provides its participants with educational activities that help reinforce basic academic skills, teach environmental awareness in a hands-on setting and strengthen socialization skills with youth between the ages of 12 – 18.  During the program, the participants will also participate in recreational activities, community service projects, and learn outdoor living skills.  This unique program operates November through March with selected weekends at Moss Hollow.   It includes special in-town cultural activities and educational events along with our annual year end college tour.

This program has been in operation since 1964 and has successfully changed the lives of thousands of DC area youth.  It has provided mentors for both boys and girls, summer jobs that allow those youth to give back to the program and provide a safe haven for kids to learn and play.

Child welfare

Bright Futures – Teen Mother Independent Living

Our Bright Futures program launched in the 1990’s helps teen mothers who are wards of the District of Columbia become healthy, independent, and capable parents. The young mothers live in a residential facility with FMGW mentors and case managers and take parenting and life skills classes. The goal of the program is for residents to graduate at age 21 with the knowledge and skills they need to make good choices, be healthy adults, and responsible parents.

Mental/Behavioral Health

The Mental Health Program is certified as a Core Service Agency for Mental Health Rehabilitation through the DC Department of Mental Health and has been operating since 1943. Trained licensed therapists and counselors provide guidance to mentally ill, abused and neglected children; adults suffering from anxiety, depression and mental illness; and lonely and despairing seniors. They also provide domestic violence and anger management counseling.  The goal of the Mental/Behavioral Health unit is to provide high-quality, low-cost mental health services to all at little or no cost Greater Washington residents. Our Mental Health Center is located in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Mental/Behavioral Health Clinic

6196 Oxon Hill Rd., Suite 340
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 839-1960 ext. 201