The National Center for Children and Families is a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization
It is the mission of the National Center for Children and Families to create total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth, and families, and the quality of life which empowers their ability to thrive and demonstrate responsibility.
June 29, 1915 - 14 homeless children found a home at 904 Newton Street NE, Washington, D.C. This marked the official opening of the National Center for Children and Families (formerly the Baptist Home for Children), a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children in desperate need. John B. Lord, a member of the Brookland Baptist Church in Washington, DC, donated the nine-room house, NCCF’s first site.
November 15, 1931- First Lady Lou Henry Hoover dedicated newly completed dormitories located on a 140-acre farm in Bethesda, Maryland, NCCF’s present day base of operations. Following WWII, NCCF® sold all but 13 acres of the farm to generate needed revenue.
For nearly a century, NCCF’s mission has been driven by a great sense of community responsibility for vulnerable children and their families. Today, NCCF’s residential programs serve homeless families, victims of domestic violence, and vulnerable adolescents. Other programs include treatment foster care, social services for family reunification, parenting education, and transitional housing to promote independent living and family stabilization.
The National Center for Children and Families achieved national accreditation from the Council on Accreditation in June of 2009.