The Consortium for Child Welfare (CCW) is a coalition of human service agencies established in 1980 to improve child welfare services. Our mission is to advocate for vulnerable children, youth and families in the District of Columbia by uniting private human service providers to ensure a responsive and accountable system of care. This results in safety, family permanence, well-being and positive youth development. CCW and its members fulfill the mission by protecting children and supporting families through communication and collaboration; promoting innovation; developing resources; and advocating for the highest practice standards.


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CCW understands what is necessary to effectively influence the various aspects of the human services network including public entities, private providers and funding sources that make up the child welfare system. Advocacy and education are essential tools in order to ensure the vital needs of vulnerable children and families are met and not overlooked.
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The Consortium for Child Welfare offers a Training Academy that provides workshops on a variety of social work related topics. The trainings are created to provide professional development opportunities for social workers, counselors, daycare providers, foster parents, and other direct service providers in Washington DC and surrounding areas.
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Protect Children and Youth

Keeping children safe is everybody’s business. Find out when and how to report known or suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect in the District.

Foster Parents Needed

About 2,000 District children and teens are living outside their birth homes under the care of the public welfare system. Become a foster parent today!

Every Child Deserves a Home

There are over 100,000 children awaiting to be adopted in the United States. Find out more information about adopting a child.

Older Youth in Foster Care Report

CCW partnered with Howard University School of Social Work to co-author a DC City Council commissioned report examining the trend of older youth entering the District of Columbia Foster Care System.


DEC 14

Issues in Child Maltreatment Training

The Consortium of Child Welfare is conducting a training for DC providers whom have been trained in the area of early child care and education within the last three years. The training will refresh the basic tools on the signs of child maltreatment and reporting process..

June 23

Foster Parent Recruitment Fair

The Consortium for Child Welfare (CCW) is hosting a foster parent recruitment fair for DC residents willing to provide a loving and nurturing home for children between the ages of zero and 20. For more information about the fair, please call 202.547.1589 or visit www.consortiumforchildwelfare.org..