Friend of GAFSC,
Welcome to #GivingTuesdayNow, a new, global day of philanthropy and unity in support of organizations working to combat the impact of COVID-19. Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative (GAFSC) is excited to garner support to make a positive impact on the children, youth and families we proudly serve in Ward 4 and other DC communities.
With each day, the harsh effect of this crisis is visible and mounting, especially among those who were already challenged with meeting their family’s basic needs in the midst of health, economic, education and other disparities. Our goal is to help these families move from despair to resilience.
Read about the Carroll Family who was helped by our programs here.
We know this is possible through caring, help, hope and the support of people like you.
Important Message Re: COVID-19
Mayor Bowser issued an order to extend the Public Health Emergency, Stay at Home Order and Closure of Non-Essential Businesses through May 15, 2020, as the District continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This is, of course, necessary for the health of everyone but, as we know, comes with challenges for all families.
For many, in particular the families we serve, the impact of this pandemic is far-reaching, with ongoing daily challenges to our public health; the economy; and family, work and home life. While family time can be wonderful, the extent and impact of this “togetherness”, especially in the midst of job loss and home schooling, can also be very stressful.
The Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative (GAFSC) remains committed and responsive to the needs of the Ward 4 community and our clients throughout the city. Therefore, we have implemented a Business Continuity Plan to sustain our operations and essential services. Our intention remains the same: to safeguard our staff and clients; help mitigate the threat of Corona virus; and continue to support the well-being of children, youth and families.
Our phones are open Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, so that community members can seek help as needed @ 202-722-1815.
GAFSC has bilingual staff to serve our Spanish and Amharic speaking communities.
Check our resources page for helpful information during this time.
We are proud to have earned a GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency.
The Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative has a continued commitment to nonprofit transparency. You can see our GuideStar profile by clicking below.
Parent Cafe and Support Group
Are you a parent? Are you interested in having fun with other parents, eating a good lunch, learning about “protective factors” to strengthen your family and maybe winning a raffle prize? Then join us at one of our Parent Cafes.
Want to connect with other parents and build your support network over lunch? Then come to our monthly Parent Support Group.
We know that parenting can be a tough job. We want to help. Join us at one of our Parent Cafes or Parent Support Groups. Click here for more information about how to register.
Stay updated on upcoming workshops, programs, community events and other news you can use.
Thank you, Stella’s!
We’d like to give a big ‘ole thanks to our neighbor Stella’s Popkern for donating their delicious caramel popcorn for our Family Game Night on Friday September 27, 2019!
Game night was an opportunity for children and parents to enjoy board games such as Connect Four, Candy Land and Trouble, as well as, card games such as Uno and Trash.
Georgia Avenue Featured on Fox 5 DC Morning Show
The Fox 5 DC Morning Show hosted a “Zip Trip” highlighting Ward 4 and the Petworth community. Our very own Executive Director, Karen Feinstein spoke with Tucker Barnes about the work the Collaborative does with families and children.
20th Anniversary Soirée
Check out the pictures from our 20th celebration on May 16, 2019.