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The Developing Families Center (DFC) promotes the empowerment of low-income families through the collaboration of three nonprofit service providers:
Community of Hope/Family Health and Birth Center
Healthy Babies Project
United Planning Organization Early Childhood Development Center
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About Us

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The Developing Families Center (DFC) promotes the empowerment of low-income families through the collaboration of three nonprofit service providers: the Family Health and Birth Center, Healthy Babies Project, and UPO Early Childhood Development Program.

Services

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The DFC offers comprehensive, one-stop shopping services in the areas of family-centered women’s and children’s health care, child care services, family resource and support services, confidential counseling, and adult education.

Donate

If you have any questions about our programs or would like more information on how to donate or volunteer we can be reached at:
Phone: (202) 398-2007
Fax: (202) 398-2027

In the News

View our  calendar for upcoming events. DFC Founder Ruth Lubic honored at 2010 Foremother Awards: Feature article in DC Nurse (Read More) FHBC on the cover of the Washington Post Magazine (Read More):  Read More →

From our Families:

Kiara’s Story

I first came here because I had a prenatal appointment at the birth center.  They asked me do you want to sign up for T-PEP (Teen Parenting Empowerment Program) and they gave me a support worker.  Whey I worked with her they gave me clothes for my baby and made sure I made my doctor’s appointments.  Then they had prenatal group for us and I liked it because you talk about different stages in your pregnancy and they give you snacks and then they do bellycasting.  My support worker... 

Rochele’s Story

My name is Rochele Norfleet. I was a month pregnant in March 2007 when I came to the Family Health and Birth Center. Later on in my months I became a Healthy Babies client. I did parenting classes, prenatal yoga, and had a nurse case worker. I had my daughter in November 2007. So then I started accomplishing goals, like I got into school and my caseworker helped me find housing when I was homeless. This place helped me become a better parent. As I started coming more and more into the building...