The Collaboratives

There are five Collaboratives operating in the District of Columbia.  Each Collaborative is an independent 501c3 led by a community-based board of directors.

The Collaboratives are:

Collaborative Solutions for Communities
East River Family Strengthening Collaborative
Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative
Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative
Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative


Each Collaborative draws on the unique capabilities and services found within its network of service providers to assist at-risk  children and families. There is a set of core neighborhood-based prevention services that each Collaborative provides.

 The Collaboratives’ vision is to develop and sustain a seamless network of community partners throughout the District of Columbia that work to build strong families and supportive communities in which children, ailment youth and adults can safely and productively reside and thrive.  The Collaboratives base their work with children and families on the shared principles listed below.

  • Commitment to children
  • Respect for families
  • Community partnership
  • High quality, flexible and responsive services
  • Accountability