Of the nearly 800 families served annually at TFP, over 90% are newly-arrived immigrants operating in survival mode to provide for their family's basic needs. Lacking social networks, inexperienced with urban agencies, and with limited language skills, those with young children are triply isolated. TFP begins by focusing on the littlest ones, providing families with parent education and early childhood education. Using the acclaimed Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program (the only one in DC focusing on Latino families), TFP encourages families to learn as a unit and create a literacy-rich home environment. Meanwhile, workforce readiness and literacy programs (in English and Spanish) build parents’ self-sufficiency. Emergency material assistance, a Spanish language domestic violence support group, case management and referrals – all are woven together to create a comprehensive support system for families who otherwise have few options.