DC Child and Family Services Agency

DC Child and Family Services Agency DC child welfare agency. Brenda Donald, Director. Call DCCFSA at (202) 671-LOVE (5683) if you're interested in #Adoption or being a #FosterParent.
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To report child abuse or neglect, please call CFSA's 24-hour Abuse and Neglect Hotline at (202) 671-7233. The DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is the public child welfare agency in the District of Columbia responsible for protecting child victims and those at risk of abuse and neglect and assisting their families. The DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) protects children from abuse and neglect in the District of Columbia. Along with our community partners, CFSA works to ensure that children involved in the public child welfare system grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families. Overview of Services CFSA has four primary functions. Take and Investigate Reports: CFSA Child Protective Services (CPS) takes reports of known or suspected child abuse and neglect of youngsters up to age 18 in the District 24 hours a day at 202-671-SAFE. When a report indicates a child may have suffered abuse or neglect as defined in law, CPS must investigate to determine whether the report is true or false. Investigative social workers look into reports of child abuse and neglect by parents, guardians, or others acting in a parental capacity wherever they occur in the District. Assist Families: In child welfare, serving the primary clients—children—means helping their parents or caretakers. When CFSA identifies child victims of abuse or neglected, trained social workers from CFSA and private organizations under contract to CFSA step in to keep children safe while working with their families. Social workers connect families to services that can help them overcome long-standing difficulties that endanger their children. Provide Safe Out-of-Home Care: When a home presents too much danger, CFSA temporarily removes children to safe settings—and promptly seeks agreement with the removal from Family Court. Relatives take some children. CFSA also recruits, trains, and licenses foster parents and also licenses, monitors, and maintains contracts with group homes and other safe places for children and youth. Re-establish Permanent Homes: Young people grow up best in a family. CFSA works to ensure every child and youth leaves the system to return safely to parents, to go to a permanent home with relatives or others through guardianship, or to join a new forever family through adoption.

Mission: The DC Child and Family Services Agency works to improve the safety, permanence, and well being of abused and neglected children in the District of Columbia and to strengthen their families.

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Time is running out to RSVP for Thursday's stakeholder engagement forum. Hear from CFSA leadership about data access, ag...
01/25/2021
CFSA January Stakeholder Engagement Forum

Time is running out to RSVP for Thursday's stakeholder engagement forum. Hear from CFSA leadership about data access, agency performance, and our new resource parent website.

RSVP is required. Register at bit.ly/CFSA_Jan21Engagement.

The DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is hosting its quarterly forum for stakeholder and community engagement. RSVP is required.

Join CFSA leadership on Jan. 28 to hear updates on the listed topics. RSVP is required for this virtual event. Sign up t...
01/19/2021
CFSA January Stakeholder Engagement Forum

Join CFSA leadership on Jan. 28 to hear updates on the listed topics. RSVP is required for this virtual event. Sign up today at bit.ly/CFSA_Jan21Engagement.

✔️ CFSA Data Dashboard demonstration
✔️ fosterdckids.org launch
✔️ Four Pillars performance
✔️ Performance Oversight review

The DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is hosting its quarterly forum for stakeholder and community engagement. RSVP is required.

Mayor Bowser
01/15/2021

Mayor Bowser

Tomorrow: Join MPD and HSEMA at 4:30 pm for an emergency preparedness and situational awareness call.

Dial-in: 844-881-1314
RSVP: bit.ly/CommunityCall0115
Live: Channel 16 and Mayor Bowser's Facebook Account

Join us two weeks from today for updates on data transparency, our new fosterdckids.org website, CFSA's Four Pillars pro...
01/14/2021
CFSA January Stakeholder Engagement Forum

Join us two weeks from today for updates on data transparency, our new fosterdckids.org website, CFSA's Four Pillars progress, and performance oversight.

👉🏾 RSVP is required for this virtual event. Sign up now at bit.ly/CFSA_Jan21Engagement.

The DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is hosting its quarterly forum for stakeholder and community engagement. RSVP is required.

🗓️Save the date🗓️ for the next CFSA Stakeholder Engagement Forum on January 28. We'll review our data dashboard, new res...
01/07/2021

🗓️Save the date🗓️ for the next CFSA Stakeholder Engagement Forum on January 28. We'll review our data dashboard, new resource parent website, Four Pillars progress, & performance oversight.

✔️ RSVP is required for this virtual event. Register today at bit.ly/CFSA_Jan21Engagement.

🗓️Save the date🗓️ for the next CFSA Stakeholder Engagement Forum on January 28. We'll review our data dashboard, new res...
01/07/2021

🗓️Save the date🗓️ for the next CFSA Stakeholder Engagement Forum on January 28. We'll review our data dashboard, new resource parent website, Four Pillars progress, & performance oversight.

✔️ RSVP is required for this virtual event. Register today at bit.ly/CFSA_Jan21Engagement.

As this year ends, we appreciate the CFSA community for its support. Congratulations to each of our adoptive families, t...
12/31/2020

As this year ends, we appreciate the CFSA community for its support. Congratulations to each of our adoptive families, thank you to our dedicated resource parents for keeping kids stable in 2020, and shout out to CFSA staff for all your hard work. See you in 2021! ✨

12/23/2020
Happy holidays!

The CFSA family wishes you a safe, happy, and restful holiday season! ✨

CFSA Director Brenda Donald authors "What Relentlessness Looks Like in the Nation's Capital" for the Administration for ...
12/18/2020

CFSA Director Brenda Donald authors "What Relentlessness Looks Like in the Nation's Capital" for the Administration for Children and Families - ACF's Children's Bureau Express. Thank you for highlighting DC's relentless efforts to strengthen families!

bit.ly/CFSARelentless

#ChildWelfare #FamilyServices #Prevention #FosterCare

12/17/2020
Mayor Bowser

We can't resist introducing you to the Millers one more time! Meet one of DC's 2020 forever families who were brought together by the power of adoption. Call 202-671-LOVE (5683) to learn more.

#Adopt #Foster #FosterParent #FosterFamily #AdoptiveParent #ForeverHome

On National Adoption Day, we celebrate Corey and Joel's family! They've found care and love thanks to parents that opened their hearts and their homes to become a forever family.

Thank you DC Child & Family Services Agency for working to make dreams a reality!

Keeping families together requires collaborative, concentrated efforts on prevention. Read in the Administration for Chi...
12/16/2020

Keeping families together requires collaborative, concentrated efforts on prevention. Read in the Administration for Children and Families - ACF's Children's Bureau Express how CFSA Director Brenda Donald advocates for the #FamilyServices community to strengthen families before they reach a breaking point.

bit.ly/RelentlessForFamilies

#ChildWelfare #FosterCare

We're so proud of CFSA's very own fearless champion Brenda Donald for this Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) honor!...
12/10/2020

We're so proud of CFSA's very own fearless champion Brenda Donald for this Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) honor! Director Donald's steadfast focus on community-based prevention and partnerships has resulted in stronger families and fewer children in foster care.

Learn more about the #ChampionsForChildren awards: bit.ly/CWLAChampions

#ChildWelfare #HumanServices #FosterCare

12/07/2020
Mayor Bowser

DC resource parent Clark Ray sharing his advice for anyone considering fostering or adoption: "This isn't for the faint of heart. You can't dip your toes in, you dive in [...] but for me, this has been the most transformational journey."

Call 202-671-LOVE (5683) to learn more.

#Adopt #Foster #FosterParent #FosterFamily #AdoptiveParent #ForeverHome

Richard and Jamar found a loving home that welcomed them in, listens to them, and gives them the support needed to succeed in life.

On #NationalAdoptionMonth, we thank for working to bring families like theirs together!

Thank you for following along for #NationalAdoptionMonth! Highlighting and celebrating CFSA's 2020 forever families brin...
11/30/2020

Thank you for following along for #NationalAdoptionMonth! Highlighting and celebrating CFSA's 2020 forever families brings us joy, and we're glad you joined us! To learn about fostering or adopting in DC, call 202-671-LOVE (5683) or visit bit.ly/FosterOrAdoptDC.

#Adopt #Foster #FosterParent #FosterFamily #AdoptiveParent #ForeverHome

11/27/2020
Mayor Bowser

"For those thinking about fostering or adopting, do it. [...] There are so many kids who need safe spaces, places they can go and feel loved and feel like they belong."

Meet the Millers, one of DC's families brought together through adoption.❤️

#NationalAdoptionMonth #Adopt #Foster #FosterParent #FosterFamily #AdoptiveParent #ForeverHome

I'm grateful to the DC Child & Family Services Agency for bringing together families like Corey and Joel's!

#GiveThanksDC, #NationalAdoptionMonth

#HappyThanksgiving from Team CFSA! To learn about becoming a forever family and welcoming a child into your home through...
11/26/2020

#HappyThanksgiving from Team CFSA! To learn about becoming a forever family and welcoming a child into your home through adoption visit bit.ly/FosterOrAdoptDC or call 202-671-LOVE (5683).

#NationalAdoptionMonth #Adopt #Foster #FosterParent #FosterFamily #AdoptiveParent #ForeverHome

DC foster and adoptive parent Ms. Maxine Hardy to you... "If you’ve got the time, give that love to a child. Everybody n...
11/25/2020

DC foster and adoptive parent Ms. Maxine Hardy to you... "If you’ve got the time, give that love to a child. Everybody needs to be loved. Being a parent is a joy. Open your heart up to it."

Call 202-671-LOVE (5683) or visit bit.ly/FosterOrAdoptDC

#NationalAdoptionMonth #Adopt #Foster #FosterParent #FosterFamily #AdoptiveParent #ForeverHome

11/24/2020
Mayor Bowser

Meet Jamar, Richard, and the rest of their forever family. ❤️ Thank you to all the DC families who have welcomed a new child into their hearts and homes. To learn more about fostering and adopting in DC, visit http://bit.ly/FosterOrAdoptDC.

#NationalAdoptionMonth #Adopt #Foster #FosterParent #FosterFamily #AdoptiveParent #ForeverHome #AdoptionStory

Richard and Jamar found a loving home. One that welcomed them in, listens to them, and gives them the support to succeed in life.

On #NationalAdoptionMonth, we thank the DC Child & Family Services Agency for working to bring families together!

Ms. Glinda Williams-Blackmon on meeting her son for the first time: "I went to visit him in the hospital and he melted m...
11/24/2020

Ms. Glinda Williams-Blackmon on meeting her son for the first time: "I went to visit him in the hospital and he melted my heart. I was so in love. [...] When they brought him home, it was heaven-sent."

Learn more about adopting at bit.ly/FosterOrAdoptDC.

#NationalAdoptionMonth #Adopt #Foster #FosterParent #FosterFamily #AdoptiveParent #ForeverHome #AdoptionStory

Watch this year's Annual #AdoptionDay celebration video at bit.ly/DCAdoptionDay2020! D.C. CourtsBig thanks to the "fairy...
11/19/2020

Watch this year's Annual #AdoptionDay celebration video at bit.ly/DCAdoptionDay2020! D.C. Courts

Big thanks to the "fairy godmother" of DC's foster children, @barbaraharrisonmedia, for hosting and producing this heartwarming profile of adoption in DC and the power of "Changing Lives with Love." #NationalAdoptionMonth

#Adopt #Foster #FosterParent #FosterFamily #AdoptiveParent #ForeverHome #AdoptionStory

Curious about #adopting or #fostering in #DC? Here are some highlights of children looking for their #foreverfamily: ❤️ ...
11/16/2020

Curious about #adopting or #fostering in #DC? Here are some highlights of children looking for their #foreverfamily:

❤️ Siblings who need to stay together
❤️ Age 14 or older
❤️ Teen mothers with children
❤️ Medically fragile
❤️ #LGBTQ-identified

Visit bit.ly/FosterOrAdoptDC to learn more about adopting or fostering in DC.

#adopt #foster #fosterparent #fosterfamily #adoptiveparent #foreverhome

Many thanks to long-time DC adoption advocate Barbara Harrison for helping so many kids find their #foreverfamily. #FunF...
11/16/2020

Many thanks to long-time DC adoption advocate Barbara Harrison for helping so many kids find their #foreverfamily. #FunFact: Barbara has hosted every DC adoption ceremony since the first in 1987. We can't wait to celebrate #AnnualAdoptionDay with you!
#adopt #foster #fosterparent #fosterfamily #adoptiveparent #foreverhome

"These kids are going to be lawyers and doctors and senators and presidents one day. If [we] can help along the way, I'm...
11/13/2020

"These kids are going to be lawyers and doctors and senators and presidents one day. If [we] can help along the way, I'm good with that." - Ms. Edwards, 2020 DC Foster Parent of the Year

Listen to the heartwarming motivation behind this adoption story at bit.ly/2020FosterParentsOfTheYear

#NationalAdoptionMonth

#adopt #foster #fosterparent #fosterfamily #adoptiveparent #foreverhome

Curious about #adopting or #fostering a child in DC? Hear two standout parents share their fostering and adoption journe...
11/10/2020

Curious about #adopting or #fostering a child in DC? Hear two standout parents share their fostering and adoption journey: bit.ly/2020FosterParentsOfTheYear

"With new kids, the first five or six months, my role is just to listen–I need to hear what they have to say. I don't react if [they] drop the ball or if [they] mess up. To be able to forgive and move on and share that part with them, that's something most kids that come into the child welfare system have not had."" - Ms. Edwards, 2020 DC Foster Parent of the Year

#NationalAdoptionMonth

#adopt #foster #fosterparent #fosterfamily #adoptiveparent #foreverhome

When asked, "What Does It Mean To Be 'All In' for Families?" CFSA Director Brenda Donald shared with the Childrens Burea...
11/06/2020

When asked, "What Does It Mean To Be 'All In' for Families?" CFSA Director Brenda Donald shared with the Childrens Bureau
the philosophy that drives the District's family-strengthening vision and priorities. Read how other child welfare leaders weigh in at bit.ly/2Ic4W4M

November is 💚#NationalAdoptionMonth!💚 CFSA offers two paths to #adoption: fostering to adopt, and child-specific adoptio...
11/05/2020

November is 💚#NationalAdoptionMonth!💚 CFSA offers two paths to #adoption: fostering to adopt, and child-specific adoption. To learn more about welcoming a DC child into your #foreverfamily, visit bit.ly/FosterOrAdoptDC.

#adopt #foster #fosterparent #fosterfamily #adoptiveparent #foreverhome

#TBT to when Mayor Bowser and CFSA Director Brenda Donald launched the #FamiliesFirstDC Family Success Centers in Wards ...
10/29/2020

#TBT to when Mayor Bowser and CFSA Director Brenda Donald launched the #FamiliesFirstDC Family Success Centers in Wards 7 & 8. Learn more: bit.ly/familiesfirstdcinfo

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10/29/2020

⚠️📢The US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has issued a Flood Watch for DC until 11PM tonight. Keep these safety tips in mind:

📲 Sign up for #DCWx alerts: alertdc.dc.gov
🚘 Turn Around, Don’t Drown - this simple step can save lives
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DC Health’s DC COVID Alert Notice (DC CAN) protects our community while protecting our privacy. If you have an iPhone, o...
10/22/2020

DC Health’s DC COVID Alert Notice (DC CAN) protects our community while protecting our privacy. If you have an iPhone, opt-in to Exposure Notifications in your device Settings. If you have an Android, download DC CAN from the Google Play Store. To learn more, visit coronavirus.dc.gov/dccan.

The DC COVID Alert Notice (DC CAN) is the official COVID-19 exposure notification system for DC. Using Bluetooth technol...
10/20/2020

The DC COVID Alert Notice (DC CAN) is the official COVID-19 exposure notification system for DC. Using Bluetooth technology, the system lets you know if you’ve come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

✔️ Works with iPhone and Android smartphones
✔️ Easy to use
✔️ Secure and private

The more people opt in, the more we can stop the spread and protect #DC. Learn more at http://coronavirus.dc.gov/dccan

Just like DC Public Library, the new #FamiliesFirstDC Success Centers in Wards 7 & 8 serve family members of all generat...
10/19/2020

Just like DC Public Library, the new #FamiliesFirstDC Success Centers in Wards 7 & 8 serve family members of all generations! This new initiative takes a whole family approach & connects families w/ integrated, place-based supports & services. Learn more: bit.ly/familiesfirstdcinfo

Success at home supports success in school. DC's new #FamiliesFirstDC Family Success Centers will help students in Wards...
10/16/2020

Success at home supports success in school. DC's new #FamiliesFirstDC Family Success Centers will help students in Wards 7 & 8 shine. 📚🎓 This initiative connects families to services by partnering with trusted, neighborhood-based organizations. Learn more: bit.ly/familiesfirstdcinfo

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Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Social distance. Do your part DC.
10/14/2020

Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Social distance. Do your part DC.

Big thanks to Mayor Bowser, Department of Human Services, Department of Employment Services, DC Department of Behavioral...
10/14/2020

Big thanks to Mayor Bowser, Department of Human Services, Department of Employment Services, DC Department of Behavioral Health, DC Public Library, Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, & DC Public Schools for partnering with the nine trusted & local #FamiliesFirstDC grantee partners helping connect families with integrated prevention services.✨ #ICYMI: bit.ly/FFSC_RecapVideo

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10/13/2020

Are you homebound because of COVID-19? We’re here to help. To request food and other essentials:
☎️ Call: 1-888-349-8323
💻 Online: coronavirus.dc.gov/gethelp

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