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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.

Founding support for Baby & Me is generously provided by the Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation, Inc., a charitable entity created by the late Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of KFC and represented in the DC area by Joseph A. Baldinger, Director.

  • Strong Families, Strong Futures DC

    We’re proud to announce Strong Families, Strong Futures DC, our new direct cash assistance program supporting D.C. mothers. Supported by the D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, we will invest directly in families during the pivotal first year of their child’s life.

    For more information about Strong Families, Strong Futures DC, including how to enroll, visit www.marthastable.org/sfsf or email sfsf@marthastable.org.

    To learn more click here.

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    Nos enorgullece anunciar Strong Families, Strong Futures DC, nuestro nuevo programa de asistencia directa en efectivo que apoya a las madres de D.C. Con el apoyo de la Oficina del Vicealcalde de Planificación y Desarrollo Económico de D.C., invertiremos directamente en las familias durante el primer año fundamental de la vida de sus hijos.

    El programa Strong Families, Strong Future DC se lanzará en febrero de 2022. Para obtener más información sobre Strong Families, Strong Futures DC, incluido cómo inscribirse, comuníquese con Johanna Williams en jwilliams@marthastable.org.

    The application period for Strong Families, Strong Futures DC has closed. 

  • 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 Table's Early Parenting Program

    Martha’s Table’s Early Parenting Program supports expectant mothers and those who are instrumental in the life and well-being of a newborn.

    Enrolled participants set goals for their growing families and learn skills for supporting their child’s development.

     

     

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Families must live in Ward 8 within the boundaries of Martha’s Table’s neighborhood (This is typically, but not always those living in Zip Code 20020)
    • Mothers, Fathers, and other caregivers are welcome to apply while mom is still pregnant.
    • Babies must be no older than 3 months old to participate.

    To learn more, contact Alexis Thomason, Senior Director of Family Engagement, at athomason@marthastable.org

    Founding support is generously provided by the Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation, Inc., a charitable entity created by the late Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of KFC and represented in the DC area by Joseph A. Baldinger, Director.

  • Martha's Outfitters

    Martha’s Outfitters is an innovative community store focused on supporting families. 

    Outfitters is reopening on MLK AVE and back to regular programming

    Martha’s Outfitters is back with even more ways to shop for the clothing, accessories, and home goods you need. With the end of our covid response program and the return to the store, we are reintroducing our membership program. Starting May 23rd, Outfitters shoppers will be eligible for one of the following memberships:

    • Classic Membership (Blue card for residents with a 20020 zip code) – Residents of the 20020 over the age of 13 are eligible for an Outfitters $40 per month Classic Membership Card.
    • Select Membership (White card) – Select Membership is available to all DC residents who do not qualify for our Classic Membership and comes with a monthly $20 credit to use at Outfitters.

    Prefer to shop virtually? Martha’s Outfitters Online will still operate. Shoppers with a Classic membership can access the Martha’s Outfitters boutique virtually using their $40/month credit and Select Members can shop virtually using their $20/month credit. Visit https://marthasoutfitters.salesvu.com/ starting May 23rd to shop! In order to sign up for the program, Classic and Select Members must first visit our boutique to sign up and receive their membership cards.

     

    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.

    Donors

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

    Volunteers

    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:
    202-328-6608
    info@marthastable.org

  • Family Success Center Resources

    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.

    Neighbor Login: Use the link below to log in to your existing account

    http://bit.ly/MTSignin

     

    PRIVACY POLICY

    Effective as of December 8, 2020

    Martha’s Table cares about your online privacy. This privacy policy serves to inform you of what information we may collect about you through Connect (https://etoclient414.socialsolutionsportal.com/login) and how we may use that information. 

    Please note that this privacy policy may change from time to time. We will post any revised policy on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice about the change. Any material changes to the policy will be effective thirty (30) calendar days following such notice to prior users of the website mentioned above and will be effective immediately for new users. 

    Continued use of Connect (https://etoclient414.socialsolutionsportal.com/login)  following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgment of such changes. Each version of this policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date.

    If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please submit them via email to info@marthastable.org.

    How information may be used

    We may use the information gathered to send users information about Martha’s Table as well as about partners and third parties only in connection with events for which Martha’s Table is a participant or beneficiary. 

    With specific consent of our guests, we may use their gathered information for purposes of referral to external agencies or community partners, who can offer additional requested resources. Martha’s Table does not share individual- or family-level information we’ve gathered without your explicit consent. We may use the aggregated information collected for reporting purposes. 

    We do not allow other parties to collect personally identifiable information about users’ online activities over time and across different websites when a consumer uses Connect (https://etoclient414.socialsolutionsportal.com/login). 

     

     

     

     

  • 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…

Alexis Thomason

Senior Director, Parent and Family Initiatives
Alexis Thomason most recently served as the Director of Education and Resident Engagement at A Wider Circle, bringing new partnerships…

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