Playtime Visits the White House!

Going from DC General to the White House, it would be hard to experience a greater contrast. It was amazing to be in such a grand and important place.

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Our Children’s Lives Matter

The trauma of young people directly affected by violence is often ignored in the political cross-fire.

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Discovering Joy and Hope at Playtime: Katie’s Story

Katie’s heart is full of love and appreciation for all of the people who lent a helping hand to her family. And she never lost her contagious smile.

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Playtime is Going Back 2 School (Here’s How You Can Help!)

We need your help. Can you deliver one or more stuffed backpacks to children living at one of the five sites we serve – DC General, DASH, Community of Hope, Turning Point, and New Beginning?

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What We Do

We believe that play is a human right that all children deserve, regardless of housing status. We seek to help create a city that provides every opportunity for homeless children to succeed by advocating for affordable housing and safe shelters for all families. Since 2004, our trained and screened volunteers provide weekly activities, healthy snacks, […]

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Why Play?

While it is well-documented that homelessness causes physical, emotional, and developmental harm to children, the resources that serve them are shrinking and largely inaccessible. Children are often left to manage the trauma of homelessness on their own, and consequently, a disproportionate number of children in shelters suffer from emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. A recent […]

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Ways to Get Involved

Ways to  get involved with the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project: Volunteer training occurs once a month and there’s always a drive going on. View our immediate needs and learn more about all the ways you can give back…

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