Your family's connection in Washington D.C. & Montgomery County MD

Get involved locally and join Washington D.C. Family's partners,

The Washington Center for International Education & English Now! for community service projects with Bethesda Cares.

International Middle & High School student & parent volunteers needed! 

Contact us for details.  

Having the chance to live and work in the Washington D.C. area is an exciting opportunity.  But any move is stressful, particularly one that involves uprooting your family.  


Although the basic logistics of your relocation may be organized by your employer, there is much to do beyond the physical move, both before and after.  There are countless details to research and consider when choosing where to live that can be difficult to navigate or anticipate before your arrival.  Once on the ground, managing the details of ‘settling in’ without the support of family or a social network can be overwhelming. 

As your local contact, my goal is to ease the stress and anxiety associated with relocation and getting your family settled - to equip you with the practical knowledge and resources needed to help your entire family succeed in your new post.  I am available to answer any questions you might have throughout your relocation - from pre-move research, to settling in, to navigating local life post-move. 


We will work together to identify and assess your needs, and create a personalized action plan. 

I will collaborate with you every step of the way, so you can focus on important facets of life like family, work, school, and enjoying your current assignment.  You will be productive sooner, your family will acclimate faster, and you can all more fully enjoy your new locale.


I am dedicated to delivering personalized service that best suits your individual needs, and look forward to sharing my local knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm, so you and your family can have the best possible experience in the Washington D.C. area.


Contact us!


Alison W. McDowell

Bethesda, MD 20816


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