WASHINGTON (ABC7) — DC is pledging $4 million to establish family centers in 10 neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River to connect families to city services.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Child and Family Services Agency Director Brenda Donald announced Monday that grants will go to nonprofit community-based organizations as part of the Families First initiative.
“When we put families first and support the needs of children and parents, the whole community benefits. Through Families First DC, we can hear directly from families about the challenges they’re facing and connect them to a wide range of services and programs,” said Mayor Bowser.
The 10 centers will open in Wards 7 and 8 in October 2020 at the following locations:
- Ward 7: Benning Terrace/Benning Park, Clay Terrace, Mayfair/Paradise, Stoddart Terrace/37th, and Benning & Minnesota.
- Ward 8: Woodland Terrace, Anacostia, Congress Heights, Washington Highlands, and Bellevue.