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Youth Centers

DBH Access Helpline

Phone Number: 1-888-793-4357
Hours: 24/7

DBH’s access line provides you with 24/7 access to:

  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Emergency psychiatric care
  • Help with problem solving
  • Help determining whether or not to seek ongoing mental health services or other types of service
  • Information about what services are available
Federal City Recovery Services (ASTEP)

Address: 316 F Street NE, Suite 118, Washington, DC 20002
Phone Number: (202) 710-1850
Hours: M-F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Federal City Recovery Services Center is located in Ward 6 and is part of the DC Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Expansion Program (ASTEP).

Things to remember for your first visit to the Federal City Recovery Services Center:

  • Treatment is strictly confidential.
  • Bring your proof of DC residency ID.
  • All youth providers accept Medicaid and some accept private insurance. However, insurance is not necessary to seek help,
  • You must be under the age of 21 to seek help from an ASTEP Treatment Center.

What should I expect during my first appointment?

  • In the first appointment, the youth client will have a conversation with a counselor about why he/she is seeking treatment and what services the client may need.
  • Once the program, which best suits the youth client needs is determined, the counselor will assist the youth in choosing the specific program he/she would like to attend.

 

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Hillcrest Children and Family Center (ASTEP)

Address: 915 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone Number: (202) 232-6100
Hours: Monday and Friday, 8:30 AM -6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

The Hillcrest Children and Family Center is located in Ward 4 and is part of the DC Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Expansion Program (ASTEP).

Things to remember for your first visit to the Hillcrest Children and Family Center:

  • Treatment is strictly confidential.
  • Bring your proof of DC residency ID.
  • All youth providers accept Medicaid and some accept private insurance. However, insurance is not necessary to seek help,
  • You must be under the age of 21 to seek help from an ASTEP Treatment Center.

What should I expect during my first appointment?

  • In the first appointment, the youth client will have a conversation with a counselor about why he/she is seeking treatment and what services the client may need.
  • Once the program, which best suits the youth client needs is determined, the counselor will assist the youth in choosing the specific program he/she would like to attend.

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Latin American Youth Center (ASTEP)

Address: 1419 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone Number: (202) 319-2225
Contact: Rocío Rosa, Admissions Coordinator, (202) 319-2257
Hours: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is located in Ward 1 and is part of the DC Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Expansion Program (ASTEP).

Things to remember for your first visit to the Latin American Youth Center:

  • Treatment is strictly confidential.
  • Bring your proof of DC residency ID.
  • All youth providers accept Medicaid and some accept private insurance. However, insurance is not necessary to seek help,
  • You must be under the age of 21 to seek help from an ASTEP Treatment Center.

What should I expect during my first appointment?

  • In the first appointment, the youth client will have a conversation with a counselor about why he/she is seeking treatment and what services the client may need.*
  • Once the program, which best suits the youth client needs is determined, the counselor will assist the youth in choosing the specific program he/she would like to attend.

*The LAYC provides counseling services in Spanish.

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Wards 1 & 2 Prevention Center

Address: 1419 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Phone Number: (202) 319-1238
Email: preventioncenter@layc-dc.org
Primary Contact: Mary Jo Vazquez, Director, (202) 319-3085maryjo@layc-dc.org
Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

The Wards 1 & 2 Prevention Center provides:

  • Education on drugs and substance abuse
  • Prevention strategy training for youth, families, schools and communities
  • Prevention material distribution
  • Tobacco use prevention programs

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Wards 3 & 4 Prevention Center

Address: 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20015
Phone Number: (202) 686-4856
Primary Contact: Nadine J. Parker, Director, nparker@nccpud.net
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Wards 3 & 4 Prevention Center provides:

  • Education on drugs and substance abuse
  • Prevention strategy training for youth, families, schools and communities
  • Prevention material distribution
  • Tobacco use prevention programs
Wards 5 & 6 Prevention Center

Address: 1022 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone Number: (202) 543-5796
Primary Contact: Charles Dark, Director, cdark@sashabruce.org
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Wards 5 & 6 Prevention Center provides:

  • Education on drugs and substance abuse
  • Prevention strategy training for youth, families, schools and communities
  • Prevention material distribution
  • Tobacco use prevention programs

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Wards 7 & 8 Prevention Center

Address: 3939 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20019
Phone Number: (202) 388-3001
Contact: Rosalind M. Parker, Esq., CPS, Director, wards7and8pcdirector@verizon.net
Steven Hazel, MSW, CPS, Coordinator, (202) 388-3001, wards7and8pccoordinator1@verizon.net

The Wards 7 & 8 Prevention Center provides:

  • Education on drugs and substance abuse
  • Prevention strategy training for youth, families, schools and communities
  • Prevention material distribution
  • Tobacco use prevention programs

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