National Center for Children & Families
To create total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth, and families, and the quality of life which empowers their ability to thrive and demonstrate responsibility.
We envision a society in which children, youth, and families live in sustained, supportive communities, which reinforce the integrity and unity of the family. The vision will be realized through:
- Connecting vulnerable children and families with communities that effectively promote the integration of physical, spiritual, economic, and emotional health.
- Empowering children and families to be self-sufficient, to give back, and to learn to help others in the process.
- Providing an array of services and supports, in collaboration with partners who share a similar vision and values, which engender personal growth for the individual, the family, and the community.
- Advocating for services which are proactive, community-based, preventive, quality, comprehensive, consistent, and address with respect for diversity, the current needs of the community, its children, youth, and families.
What Can You Do!
We Need School Supplies!
Last year, with your help, 17 youth in NCCF programs graduated from high school. Now they’re headed to colleges like Norfolk State, West Virginia University, UDC, Montgomery College, Prince George’s Community College, and Coppin State. Your support helped these youth beat the odds, and now we’re asking for your help again. NCCF needs 700 backpacks (grades K-12) filled with school supplies—everything from notebooks to graphing calculators. (Click here for the full list.) Please deliver your supplies to the John and Penny White Volunteer Training Center on our Bethesda campus before August 15. For more information, please contact Shanita Barnhill at 301-365-4480 ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Volunteer
To learn about the many ways you can volunteer at NCCF click here.
To make a financial donation click here.
Make an In-kind Donation
Click here to learn more about the NCCF In-Kind Donation policy.