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. REALTalk DC provides inclusive sexual health education for young people ages 13-24 through presentations in schools and programing at the REALTalk DC Peer Education Center.
REALTalk DC also provides the following free services:
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.
Meet our Youth Services Staff
Title: Manager of Youth and Families Care Navigation
Title: Community Support Specialist
Title: Psychotherapist, Coordinator of LGBT Youth Mental Health Programs
Title: Youth Health Educator
Title: Youth Health Educator
Title: Community Support Specialist Youth & Families
Title: Education & Leadership Coordinator
Title: Youth Health Educator
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)
Community-based services to support families impacted by HIV. This can include:
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 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.
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