A Neighborhood-based

Support System

Facilitating the Development of a
Community-based Collaborative Effort

A Neighborhood-based

Support System

Facilitating the Development of a Community-based Collaborative Effort

Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative
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Strengthening Families & Building Vibrant Communities in Washington, DC, Since 1996

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 DC 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.

Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative

Our Mission

Strengthen Families and Build Vibrant Communities in Washington, DC.

Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative

Our Vision

To imagine and create neighborhood-based support networks that promote healthy families, safe neighborhoods, and a thriving Washington, DC.

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Our Core Values

Our work reflects the needs of Washington DC in that we are:
Collaborative > Committed > Flexible > Innovative > Passionate > Responsive

Testimonials

"Edgewood/Brookland has helped me and my kids stay together."

- Sharon Jones

Living in the Iona Whipper Home transitional living program was definitely life changing and beneficial for me and my daughter. The staff were a great support system and they taught me how to pay rent, keep a clean home and they connected me to mental health services. The Case Manager, Ms. T, is the best!!

- Crystal

Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative