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makes a huge difference for a teen like 13-year-old Samira who is now able to meet with her mental health therapist virtually after the pandemic prevented her from going in person.


helps reunite a child, like 6-month-old Duane, with his mom after she receives therapy and parenting classes to overcome post-partum depression.


allows a child, like 6-year-old Rosa, say “mama” for first time after she receives critical speech therapy for her recently-diagnosed learning disability.


helps a child, like 9-year-old Javier, relocate with his mom and baby sister from an apartment with lead paint that is causing developmental delays in both children to a safe, healthy home.

Plus, your support gives you access to future Children’s Law Center events in the weeks and months to come!

All gifts of $1,500+ will be matched 2:1 through Thursday, October 15. Click for details.

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[The Housing Authority] kept telling me I was at the top of the list for a new home, but it was hard to not lose hope. Thankfully, I didn’t stop fighting and neither did Children’s Law Center."

Ms. Erica Chance

Mom of Ayden Chance

Children Can't Wait Fund

For more than 24 years Children’s Law Center has served as an anchor institution for the District’s children and families. In order to make sure Children’s Law Center is always there for DC’s children, several visionary donors stepped up and collectively invested over $1 million in the Children Can’t Wait Fund.

Looking ahead we know the Children Can’t Wait Fund will be integral to helping us navigate an increasingly volatile funding environment and allowing us to build a brighter future where all of DC’s children can thrive.

Special thanks to the following donors who are leading the way forward: 

Alfred Street Baptist Church
Cindy and Mark Aron
Bainum Family Foundation
Elizabeth & Justin Bausch 
CityBridge Foundation 
A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Diana & Stephen Goldberg
The Andrew & Julie Klingenstein Family Fund 
Evan Miller & Nancy Hedin
Page & Howard Smith

To learn more about the Children Can’t Wait Fund and how you can invest in it for DC’s children, please contact Brian Shook.

Email Brian Shook