About EFS

Eastchester Family Services (EFS) is a community-based human services organization designed to meet the varying needs of today’s families. EFS assists youth and adults in resolving conflicts in non-violent, non-threatening ways. The staff at EFS is driven by high standards of integrity and dedication, which result in stronger family ties and healthier relationships among consumers. EFS provides preventive strategies through its range of family-based programs which teach clients various techniques in managing their behaviors and emotions.  Clients also learn to negotiate and develop solutions by communicating, compromising and using diplomacy, which results in appropriate resolutions to problems. EFS partners with several federal, state, county, medical, and educational institutions to assist in providing adequate and effective integrated healthcare services within the Metro-Atlanta area. EFS currently has offices in three locations; Atlanta, Cartersville, and the newest edition, Douglasville.

In 2003, Eastchester Family Services (EFS) was founded by Mr. Milton Brown, a Licensed Master Social Worker. A former educator in the Atlanta Public School System, Mr. Brown launched EFS as he set out on a path to assist youth and their families with mental and behavioral health services. Through EFS, his endeavor is to help families reach their dreams through integrated healthcare that is based on the principles of wellness, recovery, self-sufficiency, resilience and self-determination. 

EFS provides preventive strategies through its range of family-based programs.  In-home Family Services teach consumers various techniques in Anger Management and how to control their emotions.  They also learn to negotiate and develop solutions by communicating, compromising and using diplomacy, which results in appropriate resolutions to problems

EFS provides parenting classes designed to support and educate parents on ways to improve their parenting skills and social interaction with their families.  In addition, special emphasis is placed on teaching specific techniques for each individual families need, as well as anger and frustration management.

Individual, family and group psycho-therapy is offered to children, teens, and adults- typically in their home or community.  A culturally relevant methodology is utilized in addressing inter-personal psycho-social problematic issues with the purpose of increasing individual and family functioning.  Eastchester offers group therapy to address stressors, including emotional and behavioral disorders in all populations/groups.

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Our Vision​

We protect youth by providing therapeutic support for the safety and well-being needs of youth, with their families, friends, and communities. We aim to provide to positive development in educating and empowering the adolescents and families we assist

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Philosophical Approach​

We strive to collaboratively work with others to strengthen the assets, hopes, and dreams of our consumers by using evidence-based, person-centered practices and designing promising approaches that are informed by youth and family voices.

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Our Strategy​

EFS uses an inclusive, collaborative positive youth development approach as the foundation for development. This strategy connects each youth and community member's role, responsibilities, and contributions to survive and thrive.

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Our Goal​

We identify and implement services designed to improve the well being of children and families. EFS links quality Clinicians and Family Advocates to provide consumers with the best opportunity to increase social , educational and psychological abilities.


Every referral includes information from parents, children and collaterals. The goal is to determine the nature of the problem and develop an individualized treatment plan based on family needs.


Psychotherapy is designed to help with immediate crises as well as ongoing emotional or behavioral problems. The frequency of therapy sessions is determined by need. At EFS, our psychotherapy services are designed to provide a person-centered approach.


EFS participates in the Positive Behavior Comprehensive and Support Program as a partnership with Atlanta Public Schools Office of Student Programs and Support Services. This program is designed to provide a comprehensive network of services to help maximize the potential of students and provide counseling and support advocacy


Groups are organized to share ideas and experiences about particular behaviors when the interaction among group members adds to the process of exploration. At Eastchester Family Services groups may be offered for children (social skills group) and adolescents (peer relation).



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