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Youth & Family Support
We’re here to help you feel safer and healthier with a wide variety of services. At Whitman-Walker, we offer education, prevention, health and social programs tailored to young people ages 13 - 24. Our programs are designed to create safe space where all youth feel respected and welcome to be themselves.

Our Youth Services are about education, prevention and helping you understand your health needs. From free HIV/STI/pregnancy testing to lessons on safer sex, our youth team will answer all your questions.

Looking for a safe and stigma-free space to share your thoughts? Youth mental Health services are open to all young person ages 13-24 who have experienced or witnessed something that is difficult to talk about (i.e. crime).

REALTalk DC is our main youth program. It connects you to free health resources and offers a safe space for you to express yourself. Real Talk DC provides inclusive sexual health education for young people ages 13-24 through presentations in schools and programing at the Real Talk DC Peer Education Center.

Our Youth Services location is open Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (11:00 am – 6:00 pm on the second Friday of the month) in Eastern Market at 651 Pennsylvania Ave., SE., Washington, DC. No appointments are needed. Testing is walk-in only, but you must arrive no later than 6:45 pm (5:45 pm on the second Friday of the month). Stop by and visit us sometime!

For more information on youth services or REALTalk DC, call 202.543.9355.

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Family Support
When addressing the needs of the whole person, our team of social workers and community support specialists address the needs of the whole family.

In times of instability and medical distress, our team is here to support you and your loved ones. Whether it’s a new diagnosis, a new pregnancy, signing up for public assistance, or coordinating an individual care plan, our team is here for you.

A healthy family is a thriving family. We want to see your family thrive.

Our Family Support Services include:

  • Family Care Navigation (STABLE Families)
  • Youth Care Navigation

Family Care Navigation (STABLE Families)

Community-based services to support families impacted by HIV. This can include:

  • Women who are pregnant and living with HIV
  • Women or men who are living with HIV and parenting

Our goal is to help you remove any barriers to care and help you birth an HIV-negative baby.

Family Care Navigation services can help you balance your HIV care with the well-being of your family. We can help you get into HIV care, connect with resources for you and your children, and be there to talk when things are difficult. If you are pregnant, we help you through pregnancy to have a healthy, HIV-negative baby. We know there is so much more to you than HIV, so we help you work toward all of your goals to have a happy and healthy life for you and your family. If you are interested in our Family Care Navigation services, please contact Bobby Bangert, Manager of Youth and Family Care Navigation, at 202-207-2360.

Youth Care Navigation

Community-based services to support youth in engaging in care. This can include:

  • Youth who are newly diagnosed with HIV
  • Youth transitioning to adult HIV care
  • Youth finding it hard to manage their care on their own

Youth Care Navigation can help you get into HIV care or get back into care. We can help you get to appointments, figure out medication and be there to talk when things are difficult. We know there is so much more to you than HIV, so we help you work toward all of your goals to have a happy and healthy life. If you are interested in referring someone or receiving Youth Care Navigation services for yourself, please contact Bobby Bangert, Manager of Youth and Family Care Navigation, at 202-207-2360.

All our Services are available in multiple languages upon request.

Our bilingual staff and volunteers will help get the language services you need!


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