Services

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: (1) the Send A Kid To Camp Program Camp, a program designed to send children to sleep-away camps in the region that endeavors to build future leaders; and (2) a teen pregnancy program.

Click on the links below to learn about our programs.

Youth Development

SEND A KID TO CAMP

For more than 50 years, Family Matters owned and operated Camp Moss Hollow, affectionately called “The Hollow,” located on 401 acres of incredibly beautiful woods, nestled in the foothills of the Shenandoah Valley in Markham, Virginia.   This year, we’ve revamped our popular camp program to one that sends youths, enrolled in our mental and behavioral health program who match certain inclusion criteria, to other recognized camps located throughout Maryland and Virginia.  Our goal is to provide therapeutic experiences that promote positive behavioral, emotional and social changes in the youth’s lives.  Contributions to our “Send a Kid to Camp” program directlys benefit families that would not otherwise be able to afford to provide these children with the opportunity to attend camp.  This youth development program is specially designed to enhance educational achievement, expand horizons and increase self-worth and self-esteem for at-risk youth.

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