Family Centered Programs
Family Re-housing & Stabilization Program (FRSP)
The Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative (GAFSC), Family Rehousing Stabilization Program (FRSP)is a rapid rehousing program that collaborates with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to identify families experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness in the District of Columbia. GAFSC-FRSP provides housing case management for 12 months until the family can transition to stable housing. Families are assigned a Family Support Worker (FSW) to assist them in identifying goals that can lead families to become self-sufficient. Some of the services offered include but are not limited to providing emergency assistance and accessing community-based resources, (i.e., employment, education, mental health services, and linkage to TANF and SNAP vendors).
Show Up, Stand Out (SUSO)
Show Up Stand Out’s (SUSO) mission is to reduce unexcused absences by mitigating barriers to school attendance of children and their families with three or more unexcused absences prior to escalation to CFSA and/or CSSD. This initiative is designed to reduce chronic absenteeism in grades K-8 by supporting schools with a focus on providing services to identified families while fostering student achievement.
Family Services Program (FS)
The Family Services Program (FS) provides community-based child welfare services that use the Protective Factors Framework and Motivational Interviewing to strengthen families. Services in this program include family support, case management, information and referral, crisis intervention, housing support, parent education, and community capacity building. In addition, the monthly Parents Support Group and Parent Cafe provide safe spaces for parents’ support, growth & socialization.
Community School Initiative (CSI)
In partnership with Roosevelt Senior High School, this initiative follows the National Community School Model to coordinate and align services that address the priority needs and build the capacity of the students, families and community surrounding the school.