What is a Collaborative?

There are five Collaboratives in Washington DC.  The Collaboratives are independent nonprofit organizations that operating across the District of Columbia in communities facing  economic, social and safety challenges. Since the mid 1990s, the Collaboratives have joined with community members – residents and institutions alike – to re-weave the social fabric. Each community solution is tailored to the needs of the community with Collaboratives and their partners offering a range of unique services and supports to children and families.

What area does the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative serve?

The E/BFSC service area follows the boundaries of Washington, DC’s Ward 5 & 6.

Who do we serve?

E/BFSC serves families with children residing in our target area who are in need of services and supports.

What services does E/BFSC provide?
E/BFSC provides services that either directly or indirectly support or preserve families.  These services include but are not limited to:  case management, crisis intervention, parenting education, housing assistance, employment services, fatherhood support, youth activities, community engagement, capacity building and technical assistance. For more information, visit our Programslink.

How is E/BFSC funded?

E/BFSC’s primary source of funding is from the District of Columbia, Child and Family Services Agency.  In addition, we receive funding from a number of government and private agencies to further our vision and mission.  For more information, visit our Partners link.

What does E/BFSC charge clients for services?

All E/BFSC services are provided free of cost to our families.

How can a family obtain services from E/BFSC?
Please call our intake office at (202) 832-9400.  Potential applicants will be able to schedule an appointment with our Intake specialist.  You should feel free to stop by our office to meet with an Intake Worker Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an intake meeting.

How can I support the work of E/BFSC?
Charitable giving is a valued tradition that provides support for families and hope for our nation’s future. E/BFSC is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  All gifts and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For further information, visit our What You Can Do link or contact Sharon Crytzer, Deputy Director at 202-832-9400, ext 112.