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Keeping DC Families Together

Families First DC Family Success Centers

The DC Child and Family Services Agency’s (CFSA) Families Success Centers result from the Families First DC initiative, the District’s family-strengthening vision that is broader and bolder than Family First. The centers are in targeted neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. CFSA serves approximately three-quarters of the children and families who live there.

Families First DC Success Centers

Social determinants of health, violence prevention priority areas, and reports of child abuse and neglect informed the selection of the Families First DC Success Center locations. The centers offer programs such as nutrition workshops, professional development training, stress management, and parenting classes.

Monthly Events at the Family Success Centers:

Ward 5 Ward 7

Ward 8

Carver-Langston Family Success Center
Smart from the Start
707 24th Street NE

Benning Road/Minnesota Avenue Family Success Center
East River Family Strengthening Collaborative
420 Minnesota Avenue SE #112


Anacostia Family Success Center
Martha’s Table
2375 Elvans Road SE


Benning Terrace/Benning Park Family Success Center
East River Family Strengthening Collaborative
620 46th Place SE #B

Bellevue Family Success Center
Community of Hope
4 Atlantic Street SE
202-407-7747 Option #4


Clay Terrace Family Success Center
Sasha Bruce
260 54th Street NE

Congress Heights Family Success Center
Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative
1345 Savannah Street SE



Mayfair/Paradise Family Success Center
North Capital Collaborative
3744 ½ Hayes Street NE (Mayfair)
3517 Jay Street NE (Paradise)

Washington Highland Family Success Center
Life Deeds
3826 9th Street SE


Stoddert Terrace/37th Street Family Success Center
Life Deeds
3600 B Street SE

Woodland Terrace Family Success Center
Smart from the Start
2498 Alabama Avenue SE

Want to be involved in the decision-making process?  

Each neighborhood has an established Community Advisory Council, which consists of residents and stakeholders in the targeted community. These groups determine the services offered at the Family Success Centers, using a family-strengthening model to increase protective factors, mitigate trauma, fill in gaps in services, and set families up for successful outcomes. Email [email protected] to get involved.