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Strengthening Families.
Strengthening Communities.
The Family and Youth Services operates with the goal of preventing youth from entering the child
welfare system through prevention and support services. Our range of complement programming equips the family unit in Ward 7 with the necessary tools to create a safe and stable environment.
Together, we can create a healthy environment for youths and families. Learn
more about how we can help.
Community Prevention and Support
(case management for families and youth)

We help families and youths in Ward 7 with programs that support parenting education, violence prevention intervention, as well as home and school visits to determine their welfare. This program is primarily funded by the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Administration.

Reach out to learn about the ways we can help.

Family Re-housing
and Stabilization Program

The FRSP is a short-term rental assistance program designed to help end homelessness in DC. The program provides services and resources that will ultimately result in families living independently without case management and rental assistance. The program is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Human Services.

Find out more about how we can help you.

Truancy Prevention

We provide truancy reduction services to schools in Ward 7 to serve students aged 5-13 unassisted by court social services or the Child and Family Services Agency. Our efforts are focused on increasing student academic attendance and performance, informing parents and the community about truancy laws, and recording SUSO truancy data in the Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database.

We provide these services in partnership with the Office of Victim Services Justice Grants (OVSJG) Show Up Show Out (SUSO) program.

We encourage you to learn more about our service by contacting us today.

Other Services

The PESP builds parenting skills through classroom style curriculums, direct services, workshops, and special events. These programs teach parents various practices that they can apply in their everyday lives, including financial literacy, workforce readiness, and domestic violence prevention. This program is funded by the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Administration.

For more information about the program, contact us today.

Sharon J. Moody

My daughter and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again, for the wonderful shopping excursion on this pass Thursday. I was impressed with the professionalism of you and your team and the timely manner from the moment we boarded the beautiful, comfortable coach, the friendly driver and safe journey to and from Wegman’s. The stipend given to purchase food helped tremendously with the outrageous high prices of food today. I am grateful and look forward to participating in future programs the “Family Success Center” will be providing.
I will spread the word.

Antoinette Burriss

I really appreciate the gift certificate I earned during the East of the River self-care workshop series to Justina’s Hair Gallery. The hairdo came just in time for the ceremony I was in when my son received recognition from the UDC Firebirds basketball team for being a graduating senior. Thank you East of the River for helping me in my self-care journey.

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