The Quality Trust Family Ties of DC (FTDC) is a unique parent-to-parent support
program designed to match a parent of child(ren) with disabilities seeking
support (Referred Parent) to an “experienced” parent (Support Parent) who can
provide free and confidential support, information, and connection.
WHO can connect? Any DC parent or caregiver of a child(ren) at any age
WHY should you connect? The advantages of parent matches are:
- Gaining a sense of belonging, understanding, and trust with another parent
- Identifying resources and supports to meet your family’s needs
- Seeking respite and self-care supports
- Learning strategies to advocate for your family
HOW do you connect? The connection is made through a 1:1 parent match between a
Support Parent who has child(ren) with disabilities with the Referred Parent, who is
seeking emotional support, information, and resources from a parent who has travelled their path. To get started, please complete and submit a FTDC Parent Match Request*.
Also, if you would like to connect by supporting another DC parent through your lived
experiences, please consider joining the team of FTDC Support Parents. Please complete the FTDC Support Parent Application. You can also find both forms on Quality Trust’s website www.dcqualitytrust.com/family-ties/.
If you are interested in the FTDC program, please contact Rhonda White, FTDC Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)302-6635.
Check out a parent’s story at https://www.dcqualitytrust.org/family-ties/.