Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: August 20, 2012, 4:04 PM
The mission of the Homeless Children's Playtime Project is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in the District of Columbia.
We believe that play is a human right that all children deserve, regardless of housing status. We seek to help create a city that provides every opportunity for homeless children to succeed by advocating for affordable housing and safe shelters for all families.
Our trained and screened volunteers provide weekly activities, healthy snacks, and opportunities to play for the children at emergency shelter and transitional housing sites in the District of Columbia. In the past five years, 200 volunteers have served more than 500 children at six playtime sites throughout the city.