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Teen Parent Assessment Program (TPAP)

Located within the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) Family Services Administration (FSA) Youth Services Division (YSD), the Teen Parent Assessment Program (TPAP) works to empower youth who are pregnant or parenting to move toward self-sufficiency and decrease additional unintended pregnancies.  

TPAP works in partnership with The Department of Human Services Economic Security Administration (ESA) to promote self-sufficiency by increasing educational attainment levels for youth who do not possess a high school diploma or a general equivalence diploma (GED).   

As an active participant in TPAP, pregnant, or parenting teens will receive case management services using the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model, an evidence-based intervention that aids youth in successfully transitioning into adulthood. With the use of TIP, TPAP provides the following services:  

  • Support with school enrollment and/or maintaining school attendance 
  • Obtaining a daycare voucher and locating childcare 
  • Applying for TANF, WIC benefits, Health Insurance, and vital documents 
  • Referral to behavioral and physical health services for teen and child 
  • Education on parenting, sex education, and personal enrichment 
  • Linkage to other Social Service Organizations to address any other identified needs 


To be eligible for TPAP services you must be: 

  • A DC resident, 
  • 18 years of age or younger who is pregnant or parenting, 
  • In need of supportive services, 
  • Have not (but are willing to) complete your high school diploma/GED, and 
  • Receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or eligible for TANF benefits. 

How to Make Referrals

Anyone can submit a referral to TPAP by completing this referral form 
or sending an email or by calling 202-698-4334 (TTY 771) 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm. 

Please note: If capacity is reached, a waitlist is maintained, and priority is given to referrals from the DHS Economic Security Administration (ESA) Office of Work Opportunity (OWO)