Family Support Programs

Our programs are designed to provide supportive services and linkages to youth, families and residents to prevent the occurrence of child abuse and neglect.

Information & referral

We help families and individuals get timely and up-to-date information about community resources to meet immediate and long-term needs such as emergency assistance, job training, employment, housing, childcare, substance abuse treatment, counseling and other necessary supports.  Individuals may call us at (202) 722-1815 or walk-in to our 4420 Georgia Avenue location to request resource information.

Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA)

Community-based child-welfare services that reduce risk for families.  Services include family support, case management, information and referral, crisis intervention, visitation, housing support, parent education, and community capacity building.

Family rehousing & STABILIZATION program (FRSP)

Housing relocation and comprehensive case management focused on access to permanent housing and the development of independent living skills needed for self-sufficiency.   

show up stand out (suso)

SUSO is designed to reduce truancy among students in grades K – 8 in the following schools:

  • Barnard Elementary School
  • Bridges Public Charter School
  • Brightwood Education Campus
  • Dorothy Height Elementary School
  • E. L. Haynes PCS (Elementary Campus)
  • E. L. Haynes PCS (Middle School Campus)
  • LaSalle-Backus Education Campus
  • Raymond Education Campus
  • Takoma Education Campus
  • Truesdell Education Campus
  • Whittier Education Campus

Activities include school and family engagement, family case management, parenting education, youth character-building groups and family activities. 

community school initiative @ Roosevelt Senior high school (csi)

This initiative offers students and families support that extends beyond the classroom to meet non-educational needs such as social services, parent engagement and mental health care.

Executive Director, Karen Feinstein (r) and CSI Coordinator, Marvin Ochoa (l) present Roosevelt student, Kalkidan Deneke (c) with a GAFSC scholarship.

The objectives of a community school are to improve academic achievement; reduce absenteeism; build stronger relationships between students, parents, and communities; and improve the skills, capacity and well-being of the surrounding community residents.

partnership for success (pfs)

In partnership with select agencies, community based organizations and faith-based institutions; the program addresses two national prevention priorities in Ward 4 communities; underage drinking and youth marijuana use.