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Mayor Bowser to Announce Grantees to Administer New Families First DC Centers in Wards 7 and 8

Sunday, December 15, 2019

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, December 16, at 11:30 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will announce a new upstream prevention program with grants to 10 community-based organizations that will help open 10 Family Success Centers in Wards 7 and 8 as part of her Families First DC initiative.

Families First DC, which the Mayor proposed for the first time in this budget to be led by the DC Child and Family Services Agency, is a $4 million investment to provide families with primary prevention services and neighborhood-driven resources to increase protective factors, mitigate trauma, and help families thrive East of the River.


Monday, December 16, at 11:30 am


Mayor Bowser
Brenda Donald, Director, DC Child and Family Services Agency
Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner, Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Community Residents and Organizations


Woodland Terrace Community Center
2311 Ainger Place SE
*Closest DC Metro Stations: Congress Heights and Anacostia Stations*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).