Parent and Family Initiatives

We are committed to ensuring parents and caregivers are both supported and supportive. Our Family Engagement program helps strengthen the home-school relationship for our students and connects caregivers to critical resources.

  • Family Visiting

    All parents deserve a strong support network–we encourage family success through programming that centers on caregivers.

    For Families with Enrolled Children:

    We offer a flexible, monthly family visiting program during the first two years of your child’s life while they attend our early education center at The Commons in Southeast D.C. This program helps to strengthen parent and child interactions, ensuring children are ready for school and parents are achieving their personal and family goals.

    For Families without Enrolled Children: 

    Through our Early Head Start program, we offer weekly family visiting for the parents of young children who are not currently enrolled in our early education center. This program focuses on supporting parents in their important role as their child’s first teacher.

  • Martha's Outfitters

    Martha’s Outfitters is an innovative community store focused on supporting families. Outfitters patrons shop at no cost through a monthly credit program. 

    Operations at Martha’s Outfitters are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please bring all donations to either The Maycroft in NW DC or The Commons in SE DC during regular business hours.

    To be eligible for Martha’s Outfitters, patrons must be either: 

    • Neighborhood caregivers of individuals age 21 and under
    • Emancipated youth

    *Pre-existing members are still guaranteed their membership

    Becoming a member is easy! Prospective members must visit Martha’s Outfitters and bring a photo ID and verification of child’s age: (Ex: child’s birth certificate, medical insurance card, or official document showing the child’s date of birth.)

    Offerings available to our patrons range from clothing for babies and kids to smart casual and business clothing for adults. Shopping is open to our program members. The boutique does not accept cash.

    As a community store, Martha’s Outfitters relies on the contributions of donors and volunteers to ensure our patrons have access to clothing needed to support strong families. We welcome you to stop by and see us!



    Outfitters hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM – 4 PM

    Address: 2204 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE

    Click here for a complete guide to Outfitters membership qualifications and policies. 

    Questions: Contact Martha’s Outfitters Manager, Laura Grossman at LGrossman@marthastable.org or (202) 885-9613.


    Visit our donate page to view the list of items we accept and donation instructions and hours.


    Visit our volunteer page to find a merchandiser shift that works for you.

  • Anacostia Family Success Center A Commitment to Family Success

    Martha’s Table at The Commons serves as the Family Success Center for Anacostia,
    a welcoming place where families can access the resources they need to thrive.

    What is the Family Success Center? 

    Martha’s Table at The Commons is expanding its community-driven services to better support children and youth, families, and individuals living in Anacostia and surrounding neighborhoods.

    The center is a one-stop-shop that offers comprehensive resources in health, wellness, education, parenting, and workforce readiness. At the Center, you will meet a passionate team of people who know, love, and stand ready to support their Ward 8 neighbors.

    Martha’s Table is part of a network of ten neighborhood-based Family Success Centers under Mayor Bowser’s Families First DC initiative. Families First DC was created to strengthen resources for families in the communities where they live.

    Martha’s Table at The Commons will help you access the resources you and your family need to thrive.

    By connecting with the Center, you will find:

    • Quick and flexible services such as food and clothing at no cost.
    • Connections to resources like housing, employment
      training and placement, healthcare, education, and more.
    • Learning opportunities to strengthen parenting skills, find
      new mentors and socialize with other families.
    • Programming to improve physical and emotional wellness
      and address mental health needs.
    • Opportunities for youth to access entrepreneurship.
    • Early Head Start and Head Start education programs.

    Don’t wait! Connect with the Center today:

  • Resources for Family Success Center Guests

    We are committed to delivering high quality services and offering the best possible experience for our neighbors. In that spirit, we are moving toward a digital system that will allow us to connect you to more services than ever before! It will also offer a quick, easy, and contact-free experience each time you visit any one of our facilities.

    New Users: Use the link below to complete the intake form



    Returning Users: Use the link below to log in to your existing account








  • THRIVE East of the River

    The THRIVE East of the River partnership is a collaboration between Martha’s Table, Bread for the City, 11th Street Bridge Park, and Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, designed to address immediate economic instability posed by COVID-19 to DC’s Ward 8 residents with the goal of supporting a total of 500 families.

Family EngagementTeam

Laura Grossman

Manager, Martha's Table Outfitters
Laura joins Martha’s Table Outfitters as the Store Manager responsible for overseeing Martha’s clothing program and no-cost shopping boutique. Prior…

Angela Draughn

Family Success Center Manager
Angela is a resident of Ward 8 and a proud graduate of Anacostia Senior High where she focused her studies…