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Transition to Washington: Resources and Links


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LOCAL RESOURCES

  • The Overseas Briefing Center subscribes to The Washingtonian and Washington Consumers' Checkbook. Current and past print issues are available in the Center. Staff also retains online access. For more information, please email a resource specialist.
  • IQ: Information Quest is a free 24-hour/ 7 days per week counseling, education and referral service that can help Department of State employees find the programs, providers, information, and resources they need to manage personal and professional responsibilities. IQ: Information Quest provides information on childcare, eldercare, health and wellness, adoption, and much more. Go to www.worklife4you.com, call 800-222-0364 (TTC 800-262-7848), or e-mail specialist@lifecare.com.

Find your local community

Washington, DC

Northern Virginia

Maryland

Stay up-to-date with national and local news with the following resources:

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

  • The Family Phonebook provides information on relocating to the DC area, childcare centers, mental health/counseling facilities, programs for the arts, party vendors, shopping and more.
  • The Washington Parent contains parenting articles as well as directories for private schools, childcare facilities, art classes, hospitals, tutoring options and more.

TOURISM

EVENT GUIDES AND SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

LIVING WITH PETS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

PLACES OF WORSHIP AND SPIRITUAL CENTERS

  • Patheos maintains a directory of places of worship, which is searchable religion and area.

MOVING GUIDANCE

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