Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Details about CFSA's move

Child and Family Services Agency has shared this important information about their upcoming move to 200 I St SE:
Over three weekends from September 8-23, 2012, the DC Child and Family Services Agency will move 780 employees from three locations to a new agency headquarters at 200 I Street, SE. As that time draws near, we want to share some general information that will help you stay in touch as we transition to our new home. It’s especially important to let you know about the aspect of our move that will have the greatest impact on social workers and foster parents: Re-location of our in-house Healthy Horizons Assessment Center for pre-placement and 30-day health screenings (see box).

Moving: CFSA employees and lawyers from the DC Office of the Attorney General assigned to CFSA will vacate the current agency headquarters at 400 6th Street, SW. Also moving will be all CFSA employees at 955 L’Enfant Plaza and a family assessment unit co-located with the Safe Shores-Child Advocacy Center at 429 O Street, NW.

Not Moving: CFSA functions that will remain in the community include: 10 units of social workers co-located in neighborhoods with the five Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaboratives; the CFSA Youth Empowerment Center at 3700 10th Street, NW; and sexual and institutional abuse investigation units co-located at the Safe Shores-Child Advocacy Center.

Contacting CFSA: All telephone numbers (including fax lines) and e-mail addresses for CFSA will remain the same. At the completion of the move on September 24, 2012, the new mailing address will be: DC Child and Family Services Agency; 200 I Street, SE; Washington, DC 20003.

Directions to CFSA: As the attached map shows, CFSA’s main entrance will be on 2nd Street, SE. We will be about three blocks from the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro station on the Green line. M Street, SE (also about three blocks from our new location) is an active route for Metro buses. Parking in the area is very limited.

No Interruption in Critical Services: Throughout the move period, CFSA will continue to take and investigate reports of child abuse and neglect 24/7 without interruption. To report child abuse or neglect in the District, continue to call 202-671-SAFE. To report child abuse or neglect in person, begin coming to our new location on September 10, 2012, at 8 a.m.

The Healthy Horizons Assessment Center will also operate without interruption—but will shut down at 400 6th Street, SW upon opening at 200 I Street, SE. See the box and attached flyer (PDF) for details.

Looking Forward: CFSA has prepared for this move for months, and we expect it to be smooth. We’re looking forward to having key functions under one roof and to welcoming you to our new headquarters this fall.

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