Court Involved Youth Services

We provide a number of community-based wraparound support services for the most vulnerable at-risk youth and families in the District. In addition to our full array of mental health services, we partner with social service and other public agencies to provide the following programs:

  • TANF JP (Job Placement)

  • TANF EOT (Educational Occupational Training)

  • PYAP

  • Mentoring

  • Tutoring

  • Family Support

About CFS Programs for Persons with Intellectual and Development Disabilities

All of our programs are in compliance with DC Public Law 2-137, Evans vs Gray court order, and other applicable laws and regulation. Additionally, our programs are for persons enrolled in the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD Waiver) in the District of Columbia. As such, our program objectives are to build a service for persons with intellectual and developmental that will embrace the very existence of their unique challenges and rejections. CFS core values of integrity, respect, person-centered, advocacy, competency, accountability and evidence-based. Our excellence is what fosters the energy to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the people we serve.

Behavioral Supports

Behavioral support is an appropriate service for a person who displays a pattern or patterns of behavior which limit his or her ability to engage in activities or relationships that are meaningful to the person; or which threaten the physical safety of the person or those around them. Our behavioral support program encourages health, safety and wellbeing. In furtherance thereof, we assist consumers to gain independence and acquire community living skills.

Family Training

CFS Family Training program provides instructional training about treatment regiments and other services included in the person’s ISP and Plan of care; counseling to meet the needs of the person; and other professional support services to families whom care for a person who has an intellectual and development disabilities. The purpose of family training is to provide a wealth of training of which shall increase the knowledge thereof and decrease the chances of a premature residential placement outside of the home. Additionally, family training will enhance the decision-making capacity of the family unit, provide orientation regarding the nature and impact of developmental disability upon the consumer and his or her family and teach them about alternatives.

Supportive Employment

Our Supported Employment program offers job training; job placement and development and supportive activities. All of our models (Individual Job Support Model; Small Group Supported Employment Model and Entrepreneurial Model) designed to assist and support the person before and after he or she has obtained employment. During intake and assessment, our staff works with the consumer to discuss and examine the consumer’s interests, strengths, preferences and skills in effort to obtain competitive employment and to further identify the necessary conditions for the person’s successful participation in employment. The expectation is that the person’s reliance upon job training and supportive activities will decline as a result of job skills training and support from supervisors and co-workers in the existing work setting to maintain employment.

Wellness Services

Our Wellness Services are designed to promote and maintain good health and increase a person’s independence, participation, emotional well-being and productivity in their home, work and community. Such services include bereavement counseling; fitness training; massage therapy; nutrition evaluation and consultation; and sexuality education.

  • Bereavement Counseling

  • Our licensed clinicians uses psychotherapy to help individual’s cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved one(s), or with major life changes that trigger feelings of grief. Our grief counselors know that everyone experiences and expresses grief different and are able to assist in a person-centered approach.

  • Fitness Training

  • CFS fitness trainers assist individuals in having a well-rounded routine of good health. Routine exercise may include aerobic fitness, strength training, core exercises, balance training, flexibility and stretching.

  • Massage Therapy

  • Our massage therapists uses various techniques to enhance function; aid in healing; decrease muscle reflect activity; inhibit motor-neuron excitability; promote relaxation and well being.

  • Nutrition Evaluation & Consultation Services

  • Contemporary Family Services, Inc. nutrition evaluation and consultation services will enhance the decision-making capacity of the individual; promote improved health; and provide orientation on food preparation, food storage and physician’s orders.

  • Sexuality Education

  • CFS aims to reduce the risks of potentially negative outcomes from sexuality behavior such as unwanted or unplanned pregnancies and infection with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. We strive to contribute to individual’s positive experience with their sexuality by enhancing the quality of their relationships and their ability to make informed decisions over their lifetime.