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How to Help

Greatest Needs

Looking for ways to help refugees, unaccompanied children or asylum-seekres? Donating is always the best way to support our new neighbors, and our “How to Help” tab will guide you to other top needs. Below are our current greatest needs. Thank you for your support!

Be a Foster Family (Resource Family) for Unaccompanied Youth

Our foster care programs continue seeking new loving homes for unaccompanied children and refugee youth (URM) in Maryland, Northern Virginia and other neighborhoods in the D.C. metro area. Spanish-speaking families and communities are most welcome! Fill out the form below, and we'll be in touch to answer any questions! 

Donate Clothing

We urgently need the following items - please ship or drop them off at our Resource Center:

  • Men's clothing - all sizes/styles
  • Youth clothing - all sizes
  • New underwear - all gender/sizes
  • Hygiene products
  • Household goods
  • Lyft/Uber or grocery store giftcards

Offer a Ride or Lyft or Uber Card

Volunteers drive program participants to appointments as well as to school meetings, grocery shopping, etc., especially in the first few months of resettlement. This is for families, parents, and/or individuals as they start their new lives in the DMV. There's also an option to be an "on call" driver who receives a few days’ notice for to support these needs as well as donation delivery. The time commitment for both is flexible, and up to you, but makes a huge impact on new neighbors' lives! 

We're also always in need of Uber or Lyft gift cards which can be purchased online and emailed to or mailed to:


c/o Development

1730 Rhode Island Ave NW

Suite 712

Washington, DC 20036