In December 2019, East River Family Strengthening Collaborative (ERFSC) was one of the agencies funded by DC Child and Family Services Agency to operate two Family Success Centers in the Minnesota Avenue/Benning Road and Benning Road/Benning Terrace neighborhoods in Ward 7. Three-quarters of the children and families served by CFSA live in Wards 7 and 8. Mayor Bowser is investing in CFSA’s long-standing prevention and early intervention work to an unprecedented level through the launch of a new city-wide prevention plan: Families First DC.
The goal for Families First DC is to:
· Empower Communities – Place-based approach – neighborhoods, and families will create Family Success Centers to meet their specific needs.
· Integrate Services –Centers will be uniquely designed by each community to facilitate access to existing government and community resources tailored to meet families’ needs
· Focus Upstream – Family Success Centers will focus on increasing protective factors and mitigating trauma – prevent crises through early engagement.
Families First DC Success Centers
Locations of the Families First DC Success Centers were selected based on social determinants of health data, violence prevention priority areas, and substantiated reports of child abuse and neglect.
Benning Park/Benning Terrace
Please contact Jocelyn Johnson-Green, Program Manager at email@example.com or 202-591-5851
Benning Road/Minnesota Avenue
Please contact Sirraya Gant, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-239-1664
Click here to view a map of the Families First DC Success Centers