Playtime Remains Dedicated to its Mission

The loss of D.C. General Family Shelter poses a challenge, and also an opportunity to expand Playtime to more children and youth across the city and continue to advocate for their needs.

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Meet January’s Volunteer of the Month

“I know that Playtime has helped me expand my thinking about what homelessness actually looks like on a day-to-day basis, and how it affects these kids.”

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Continued Growth and Change in 2018

As the city moves forward with plans to decentralize homeless services for families away from D.C. General, we are busy researching options for program transition to ensure we’re well prepared for when the city’s largest shelter closes.

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600+ Children Enjoyed Holiday Gifts and Fun Parties!

This year’s amazing donors helped us give gifts to 612 children!

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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 all children to succeed by …

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Why Play?

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

There are plenty ways to  get involved from volunteering to donating goods or money to gifting your birthday for play …

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