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The Family Ties Project is a city-wide collaboration in Washington, DC which provides permanency planning/life planning services to families affected by HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC. The Family Ties Project is a project of The Consortium for Child Welfare. Services are provided through the direct collaborative efforts of a multi-disciplinary team of service providers, including case managers, therapists and attorneys. The project also advocates for policy changes to improve the life planning options available to parents and caregivers in Washington, DC.


The Consortium for Child Welfare, a coalition of the city's private child welfare agencies, serves as the lead agency for this city-side effort. Subcontractors include:

1) The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law; and

2) Planned Parenthood Ophelia Egypt Center and 

3) Community Connections


The Family Ties Project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau, Abandoned Infants Assistance Program. Foundation support is provided by Broadway CARES/Equity Fights AIDS.