CFC member: #53470

Contact Us

1422 Massachusetts Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 544-2131

Fax:  (202) 847-3271

what we do

First responder services

  • Property Retrieval and Storage

  • Third Party Phone Calls (family, legal and employment)

  • Visits from VSC Case Manager

  • Inmate Case Management

  • Inmate Referrals for Substance Abuse and Mental Heath during Incarceration

  • Referrals for Post Release Services

  • Gender Specific Group Counseling Sessions

  • Individual Counseling

  • Family Connections:

    • Provide greeting cards and supportive services for children and families of incarcerated parents​

    • During incarceration VSC Case Managers serves as the connection between inmate and family

First RespondeR services

VSC's First Responder services begins at the point of arrest and continues through to release.  VSC is committed to helping justice involved individuals  — regardless of their past choices, present struggles, or future obstacles—to build the capacity and courage to change their lives.

First Responder services are tailored to access each individual’s unique needs, risks, and strengths and we believe the most effective programs are evidence-based and trauma-informed utilizing trauma specific interventions to ensure culturally appropriate, family centered, re-entry focused and peer led.

FIrst Responder program services 

First Responder services


  • Property retrieval and storage

  • Local national and international calls (family, legal and employment)

  • Visits from VSC case managers

  • Family connections

  • Provide greeting cards and supportive services for children and families of incarcerated parents

  • Provide puzzles, calendars, GED/DMV study material

  • Mentoring



  • Case management

  • Individual counseling 

  • Group counseling

  • Clothing and toiletries

  • Referrals for housing/employment/education/training

  • Referrals for substance abuse and mental health treatment

  • Case management referrals

  • Population and gender specific  support groups

  • Vital records

  • Police clearances

  • Job application & resume assistance

  • Transportation assistance

  • Use of computer

  • Use of address for a limited time to receive mail 

  • Voter registration application

  • Incentive HIV & hepatitis C testing

  • Condom distribution

  • Free income tax preparation

  • Holiday gifts of backpacks to homeless clients

Community connections

Voices visits Stanton Elementary School bi-monthly to hold educational and support groups for children who have a parent or family member who is incarcerated. Voices also offers a support group for the caregivers for these children. During the holiday season, thoughtful supporters can "adopt" a family or child of inmates to provide gifts that they otherwise might not receive. We also provide caregivers a "shoebox of love" with small gender appropriate holiday gifts.

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