Through partnerships and collaborations, DC residents can get a portable crib for their infant to ensure infants are sleeping safely. Putting a baby to sleep face up in a crib reduces the chance of death caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation and roll over deaths related to the infant sharing a bed with parents or other children.
The Safe Sleep Program provides:
- Safety Approved Portable Crib
- Parent/Caregiver Education
- Education for Community Partners
Parents and/or caregivers must participate in a safe sleep educational session in order to receive their portable crib. Portable cribs are NOT available for pick up at the Department of Health offices.
Agencies Providing Safe Sleep Education & Pack-N-Plays
CentroNia (Habla español)
1420 Columbia Road, NW
LaClinca Del Pubilo (Habla español)
2831 Ontario Road, NW
Collaborative Solutions, Wards 1 & 2
1816 12th Street, NW
East River Family Strengthening, Ward 7
3917 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Far Southeast Family Strengthening, Ward 8
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE #304
Georgia Avenue Family Support, Wards 3 & 4
1104 Allison Avenue, NW, Suite 201
For information call 1(800) MOM-BABY or 1(800) 666-2229.