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Community resources

There are resources right in your community that can help you live a healthy lifestyle. AmeriHealth District of Columbia is dedicated to caring for the whole person. Use the resources below and contact Member Services at 1-800-408-7511 (Medicaid members) or 1-866-842-2810 (Alliance members) if you need additional resources.

District of Columbia Public Library

There are public libraries located across the District of Columbia. Find a library in your neighborhood and get information on the following services:

  • Books from Birth
    The Books from Birth program gives your child a free book each month, up until the age of 5.
  • Homework help
    This is a 24-hour online database to help teens with their homework. A library card or DC One Card number and PIN is needed.
  • Adult Literacy Resource Center
    The Adult Literacy Resource Center is located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in room 300. You can call the Literacy Helpline at 1-202-727-2431 for help improving reading, writing and math skills for the GED test.
  • Income tax return help
    The library will host income tax return preparation sessions. Get locations and hours.

District of Columbia Housing Authority

The DC Housing Authority offers the following housing and resident services:

  • Adult education and literacy programs
  • Affordable apartment (HUD) searches
  • Inspection checklist
  • List of housing and shelter resources
  • Scholarship programs
  • Workplace program applications

View the full list of services at DC Housing Authority. The DC Housing Authority is located at 1133 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002.

District Department of the Environment

The District Department of the Environment promotes lead-safe and healthy homes.
Here you can view:

Get more information online or call 1-202-535-2250. They are located at 51 N Street NE, #5, Washington, DC 20002.

DC Department of Parks and Recreation

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation offers:

  • Swim lessons
  • Senior services
  • Sports health and fitness
  • Youth camps
  • Teen programs

Visit the Department of Parks and Recreation or call 1-202-673-7647. They are located at 1250 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009.

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

There are many YMCA locations across the District of Columbia. Find a YMCA near you. The YMCA offers programs for kids, teens and families, such as:

  • Day camps
  • Education and teen leadership
  • Health and well-being programs for kids

View the full list of services at YMC of Metropolitan Washington or call 1-202-232-6700.

Virginia Mary Merrick Center

The Virginia Mary Merrick Center is a recreation center located at 4275 4th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20032.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington is a place where youth can go to learn health and life skills, leadership skills and participate in recreational activities. Other programs and services are:

  • Before and after care
  • Summer camps
  • Sports

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington has different locations around the District. View a list of locations and other services.

Greater Washington Urban League

The Greater Washington Urban League is an organization that focuses on empowering communities and changing lives using programs, such as:

  • Education
  • Employment and training
  • Housing and community development

They also have a Parent Center website that helps parents get involved in their children's education, along with teaching other parenting skills.

For more information, visit the Greater Washington Urban League or call 1-202-265-8200.


For more information on any of these resources, call Medicaid Member Services at 1-202-408-4720 or toll-free at 1-800-408-7511, or Alliance Member Services at 1-202-842-2810 or toll-free at 1-866-842-2810, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.