Family Matters of Greater Washington (FMGW) is the largest and oldest nationally accredited social service organizations in the District of Columbia. Founded in 1882 as the Associated Charities to fight poverty, Family Matters has from the outset been in the forefront of improving the lives of those in need.
Family Matters of Greater Washington’s (FMGW) mission is to create and deliver compassionate solutions that empower, enrich and elevate all ages. Our overarching goals are to stabilize low-income families and at-risk youth, prevent abuse, protect the vulnerable and maximize the quality of life for underserved members of our community. Our programs and services are designed to meet the needs of our client whether they need assistance in combatting mental health and behavioral issues, food insecurity, economic instability, or isolation and neglect.
We strive for standards of service excellence that exceed the expectations of those we serve, partner with, and support our cause with professionalism at the highest level.
We respect personal differences by valuing unique contributions, fostering a trusting open, and inclusive enviroment, and treating each person in a manner that reflects the values of Family Matters.
We believe in adhering to high ethical principles, standards, and basing our actions on doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.
We are committed to carefully utilizing all human, natural, and financial resources. This means we will be fiscally and enviromentally responsible, use the time and talents of our workers mindfully, and spends all funds invested in us wisely.
We pledge ourselves to having the courage and honesty to accept responsibility for our actions and taking ownership. We believe in being truthful, respectful, sincere and responsive in our interactions with others.
We believe in embracing and investing in opportunities by leveraging our knowledge and experience. We will encourage creativity and professional exploration within our community and the health and human services sector.