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Safe Sleep Program

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
  • Referrals

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)
(202) 332-4200
1420 Columbia Road, NW

LaClinca Del Pubilo (Habla español)
(202) 462-4788
2831 Ontario Road, NW

Collaborative Solutions, Wards 1 & 2
(202) 518-6737
1816 12th Street, NW  

East River Family Strengthening, Ward 7
(202) 397-7300
3917 Minnesota Avenue, NE

Far Southeast Family Strengthening, Ward 8
(202) 889-1425
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE #304  

Georgia Avenue Family Support, Wards 3 & 4
(202) 516-1815
1104 Allison Avenue, NW, Suite 201

 For information call 1(800) MOM-BABY or  1(800) 666-2229.


Service Contact: 
Perinatal and Infant Health
Contact Phone: 
(202) 442-9374
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0854
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
3rd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday through Friday 8:15 am – 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE