Established in 2011 and renovated in 2012 through a partnership with the Food Network, the Wellington Park Community Resource Center is just steps away from the children’s homes. Equipped with bulletproof glass, the on-site Center is the only safe, consistent, and accessible source of fresh produce, healthy food, books, and computers for many children and families. The Center also provides participants’ families with the opportunity to regularly connect with our staff and creates an open line of communication toward the shared goal of supporting and empowering children for success.
On October 29th, Horton’s Kids began an exciting new chapter with the opening of our Stanton Oaks Community Resource Center in Southeast DC. The second Center, located about an 8-minute walk from our current Center, will serve children and families living in a housing community very similar to Wellington Park.
The majority of Horton’s Kids programs take place at our Centers. Additionally, partner organizations, including DC Diaper Bank, Capital Area Food Bank, and the Wendt Center deliver services to Wellington Park families out of the Centers.
For more information about the Community Resource Centers, contact Community Center & Outreach Director Julie Lonardo.