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The Consortium for Child Welfare is a coalition of non-profit service agencies established in 1980 to improve child welfare services in Washington, DC. CCW strives to protect children and support families by facilitating communication and collaboration; promoting innovation, services and developing resources; and advocating for the highest practice standards for children, youth and family services. CCW is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

CCW Mission Statement

CCW advocates 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 Vision Statement

CCW will be a strong voice for the District of Columbia children, youth and families, facilitating cooperation and collaboration among systems, maintaining the highest practice standards and promoting quality culturally competent services for those in need.

Core Values

  • We believe in the inherent worth and potential of children, youth and families.
  • We believe in a safe and nurturing environment for children, youth and families.
  • We believe quality leadership in public/private human services agencies is essential in a society that needs to be sensitive to children, youth and families.
  • We believe in the full spectrum of quality treatment services for children, youth and families, including early intervention, out-of-home care and aftercare.
  • We believe in working collectively and collaboratively both inside and outside the Association.
  • We believe in the value of cultural and philosophical diversity.
  • We believe in ensuring adequate resources as a public priority and in the value of the public/private partnership to meet the needs of children, youth and families.