E/BFSC is one of five neighborhood-based Collaboratives in the District of Columbia, which make up the city-wide Healthy Families, Thriving Communities Collaborative network. E/BFSC has been in existence since 1996 when a partnership consisting of residents and neighborhood-based organizations received a planning grant from the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA). The planning grant facilitated the development of a community-based collaborative effort to design and implement a neighborhood-based family support system. After a year of planning, E/BFSC opened its first Family Support Center in Brookland Manor in 1997 and began formally serving families. In 2011, E/BFSC expanded its geographic target area and now provides services to all communities in Ward 5 and Ward 6.
E/BFSC is a community-based, non-profit organization, driven by the mission to strengthen families and build vibrant communities. E/BFSC serves families in Ward 5 and Ward 6.
Since our founding in 1996, E/BFSC has been engaged in providing an array of neighborhood-based prevention services to (1) strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect before signs are present; (2) address at-risk families who have one or more risk factors that are associated with child maltreatment; and (3) provide support to families to reduce the incidence of a recurrence of child abuse and neglect.. We have developed and implemented our programs by building the capacity of our communities to strengthen families’ protective factors and support the healthy development of children. E/BFSC services are provided through the Family Preservation and Support Program, Community Capacity Building Program, and Workforce Development.
200 K St., NW Suite 1 & 3
Washington, DC 20001
Edgewood Terrace Family Support Program
611 Edgewood St., NE, Suite 106
Washington, DC 20017
Satellite Program at Br
The mission of the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative (E/BFSC) is to strengthen families and build vibrant communities in
Washington, District of Columbia.
To imagine and create neighborhood based support networks