The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Children and Families

Children and families



Administration for Children and Families (ACF) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Mary E. Switzer Bldg., 330 C St. S.W., 20201 (mailing address: 370 L’Enfant Promenade S.W., Washington, DC 20447); (202) 401-9200. Lynn Johnson, Assistant Secretary. Domestic violence hotline, (800) 799-7233; TTY, (800) 787-3244. Human trafficking tip hotline, (888) 373-7888. National child abuse hotline, (800) 422-4453. National runaway safeline, (800) 786-2929. Public Affairs, (202) 401-9215.

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Administers and funds national assistance programs for Native Americans, children, youth, low-income families, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities to promote stability, economic security, responsibility, and self-support for families; supervises programs and the use of funds to provide the most needy with aid and to increase alternatives to public assistance. Responsible ...

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