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.

Our Mission

Strengthen Families and Build Vibrant Communities in 
Washington, DC.

Our Vision

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

Our Core Values

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

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

— Sharon Jones