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Programs and Services

Community Services

Community Engagement

This program area is composed of a number of smaller initiatives aimed at increasing the capacity, participation and knowledge of the community and its’ service providers in the prevention of child abuse and neglect  Various activities include:

  • Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention presentations
  • Trainings on Domestic Violence, child abuse and neglect, mandated reporting
  • Town Hall Meetings on specific issues related to strengthening families and children
  • Community awareness of issues related to families and children through community events, resource fairs, networking meetings
  • Distribution of materials/brochures on ERFSC services and programs; presentation on various services
  • Focus groups
  • Outreach efforts

Staff, Partner & Resident Development

This initiative aims to enhance and expand the capacity of the Collaborative’s board, members, staff and partner organizations to better identify and support the needs of children families and communities. Through various activities, the Collaborative will promote skills development and access to technical assistance for the partnership network, small neighborhood based organizations and the community at large. Some examples of this program include:

Various activities include:

  • Trainings around staff development, child abuse and neglect, mandated reporting, domestic violence
  • Efforts to recruit new collaborative partners
  • Community capacity building through proposal writing assistance for partners, grant application assistance, informational seminars, fiscal agent partnership
  • FDC training for staff and partners
  • Mini-grants/technical assistance

Youth Programs and Services

Youth programs and services include:

  • Leadership/advocacy development
  • Financial literacy and money management
  • Life skills development
  • Summer camp activities/recreation/college tours and support
  • Conflict resolution
  • Workforce development
  • Youth Leadership Council

All services are provided in house

Parenting Programs and Services

Parenting programs and supports include:

  • Parenting classes/support groups
  • Financial literacy/money management
  • Workforce development/life skills/job fairs
  • Community leadership/Advocacy development
  • Turkey/Toy giveaways
All services are provided in house.


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East River Family Strengthening Collaborative, Inc. (ERFSC)
3732 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20019
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