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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & RELATIONS

Community Relations is an integral division at FSFSC whose primary focus is to develop a relationship with residents, businesses, stakeholders and local government to create, build and maintain beneficial partnerships in the Ward 8 community and targeted neighborhoods.

The Community Engagement Team (known as CommE) forms lasting relationships with the community  through outreach, our sponsored events, and direct involvement in the affairs of the community which is pivotal to the  programs we offer.

Our values are credibility, compassion, and commitment.

Our Strategies are visibility, investing in community, networking and volunteerism.

 

Leveraging our strategy

  • Public Relations

  • Special Projects

  • Social Media

  • Marketing

 

 

OUR PROGRAMS

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Team (known as CommE) forms lasting relationships with the community  through outreach, our sponsored events, and direct involvement in the affairs of the community which is pivotal to the  programs we offer.

Mini Grant

The mini-grants program was established to support the implementation activities and initiatives that help:

  • Keep children safe from child abuse and neglect.

  • Help families build support systems

  • Assist residents and local non-profits to develop and improve the capacity to solve issues and community challenges

Our Spring / Summer Grant Application Cycle has CLOSED.

Please check back for more information about our Fall / Winter grant process. 

Harm Reduction Program

 

Based on our assessment of community needs, our program is based

on a set of strategies, and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Our harm reduction team meets drug users where they are. It is a spectrum from safer use, managed use, to abstinence. We are committed to engaging and empowering communities by building capacity to implement harm reduction programs.

Capacity-Building​

FSFSC collaborates with service providers to ensure that there is effective coordination of programs, events and activities for residents. We assist our partners with identifying grant opportunities and resources to help build the system of care.

  • Partners Training & Network Development

  • Grant Writing Assistance and Technical Support

  • Prevention Programs 

  • Capacity Building Grants

Congress Heights Family Success Center

Congress Heights Family Success Center is operated by Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, as part of a network of ten success centers located in the neighborhoods of Ward 7 & 8.

Each family success center in our network is unique based on the needs and interests of the residents and community they serve. CHFSC is staffed by people who know and love the residents. We work alongside neighbors who serve as our community advisory council and community partners to strengthen families and improve community well-being.

Art on the Rise

Through Art On The Rise, our goal is to highlight and encourage the connection between peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, trauma, and the arts. This event is an opportunity to hear directly from participants, providing a platform to examine the impact of violence on their lives and a open space to discuss and identify ways to help their communities freely. By creating a space for honest and open discussion, we explore the root causes of violence and work through their trauma through the arts. 

Advancing Health Literacy

The District of Columbia Department of Health promotes health, wellness, and equity across the district and protects the safety of residents, visitors, and those doing business inour nation's capital. Our aim is to promote a culture of health and wellness, address the social determinants of health, close the chasm between clinical medicine and public health an implement a data-driven outcome oriented approach to program and policy development.