Keeping Families Together

CSHThis month, the Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center sponsored peer-to-peer activities in New York City to highlight and enhance the national demonstration project showcasing the Keeping Families Together supportive housing model.

The idea behind the Keeping Families Together model is simple; keeping families together by providing stable supportive housing improves lives. Launched in 2010, the Keeping Families Together New York City pilot program has helped provide supportive housing to vulnerable families, which in turn has created a safe and healthy environment for children.  Data from the program revealed no new abuse or neglect cases after placement in housing along with improved average school attendance for children.

The peer-to peer activities involved representatives from five programs located in– Broward County, Florida; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; State of Connecticut; Memphis, Tennessee; and San Francisco, California meeting with the three supportive housing providers from the Keeping Families Together pilot- Diversity Works and Fox Point Family Supportive Housing in the Bronx, and Housing+Solutions.

These peer-to-peer activities encouraged and facilitated local implementation of supportive housing with customized care and critical services for this vulnerable population. Learn more at CSH.