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To increase patient access to care, Whitman-Walker Health has changed its appointment scheduling system. When you contact Whitman-Walker, you will now be able to schedule your visit within the next 10 business days. All appointments on and after August 21, 2017, have been cancelled. We will contact you 14 days in advance to reschedule your appointment under the new system.

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STABLE Families

STABLE Families provides direct supportive services to families affected by HIV, including HIV-positive pregnant women. Our services are outlined below. To find out if you or a family you work with are eligible for services, please call 202.803.6486.

Family Care Navigation

Our social workers and community health worker provide support to the entire family, not just the individual living with HIV. These support services are client-centered and community-based: the staff work with the family to identify barriers to stability and well-being and provide services at the location that best meets the needs of the family.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Care coordination
  • Support navigating HIV care
  • Emotional support related to adjusting to diagnosis
  • Advocacy for needed services
  • Transportation to important appointments and support during medical appointments
  • Assistance with public and city benefits (WIC, TANF, SNAP, etc)

Mental Health

Through a subcontract with the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, the program offers free individual and family therapy for any member of an enrolled family. The licensed clinical social worker (LICSW) provides trauma-informed services in the location of the family’s choice. For many that is in the home or at school.

Parent Support

Parents and caregivers living with HIV can gain additional support by attending the twice monthly parenting support group facilitated through a subcontract with the Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center. Caring and supportive staff provide a safe space for women to discuss challenges and successes of parenting and gain feedback on new parenting techniques. The group is designed to increase the support network of parents living with HIV and promote service independence.

Services include:

  • Peer-led support group
  • Parenting coaching through the implementation of a culturally sensitive evidenced-based curriculum
  • Door-to-door transportation
  • Licensed child care during group
  • Food for parent/caregiver and children
  • Twice yearly weekend retreats for parents/caregivers and their children