A Unique Collaboration
The DC Developing Families Center is a collaboration of three private, nonprofit health, child development, and social service providers in a newly renovated building. The partners provide continuous, complementary services tailored to the needs of each family, with a primary focus on residents of Wards 5 and 6.


Family Health and Birth Center
The Family Health and Birth Center (FHBC) is a full scope birth center providing prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to women and their families in NE Washington D.C. FHBC is a special place for pregnant women, children, and their families. We view pregnancy and childbirth as normal, healthy events. We promote wellness and confidence related to birth and parenting. We provide women with care that is respectful and also responsive to their individual needs.

FHBC welcomes all women and their families. Our goal is to bring affordable, family-centered maternity, well-woman, and well-child care to all who need it, especially residents of Wards 5, 6, 7 & 8.


Healthy Babies Project (HBP)
The Healthy Babies Project, Inc., was incorporated in 1990 and is a community-based support system for pregnant and parenting women in Washington, DC. Its goal is to improve health, education, and parenting outcomes for at-risk mothers, fathers, and infants. Services include pregnancy testing and family planning counseling; risk assessment and case management; home visits; crisis intervention; classes in childbirth and health education; smoking cessation, prenatal yoga, and parenting classes; and referrals to emergency services and mothers’ and fathers’ support groups.

Rhonda Waller, PhD
HBP Executive Director

Nation's Capital Child and Family Development (NCCFD)
Founded in 1964, NCCFD operates the DCDFC Child Development Center serving infants and toddlers. Priority enrollment is for families enrolled in HBP and the DC Birth Center, and for families residing in Carver Terrace. NCCFD provides comprehensive services to meet the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional concerns and interests of children and families. It operates 15 other early childhood centers (6 weeks–5 years); 9 school-age centers (4–12 years), and 24 family child care providers (6 weeks–12 years). NCCFD also provides job training, GED classes, and a first-time home buyer’s program.