E/BFSC provides ongoing case management services designed to support, strengthen and stabilize families. Many of these families have not had formal involvement with the child welfare system and are self-referred or referred by other community agencies, family or neighbors. E/BFSC also works with families who have had contact with the child welfare system and are diverted from the public agency as they do not require ongoing government intervention. Last, E/BFSC partners with CFSA on cases where the CFSA worker retains primary responsibility for the family and receives supportive services from the Collaborative. The services provided support and strengthen families to decrease risk and increase protective factors, preventing families from entering the child welfare system. Families seeking support often need concrete services such as permanent housing, eviction prevention or utility support.
For more information, please contact:
Katrina Coates, Clinical Director
202-832-9400 ext 181