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Teen Parent Assessment Program (TPAP)

The Teen Parent Assessment Program (TPAP) empowers teens who are pregnant or parenting to move toward self-sufficiency and decrease additional unintended pregnancies.

As an active participant in TPAP, pregnant, or parenting teens will receive 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)