The grantee community sites of the national “Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System” (ACYF Demonstration) tested an intensive supportive housing approach to serving families that come to the attention of the child welfare system because of problems with chronic or recurring homelessness and other serious, persistent issues such as mental illness, alcoholism or drug abuse. The Urban Institute is part of a collaborative effort to evaluate the Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System. Click here to review their evaluations.
Learn more about the five local Demonstration sites that were supported by the Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center:
- Housing, Empowerment, Achievement, Recovery, Triumph – Broward County, Florida
- Partners United for Supportive Housing in Cedar Rapids – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Memphis Strong Families – Memphis, Tennessee
- Families Moving Forward – San Francisco, California
- Intensive Supportive Housing for Families – State of Connecticut
The goal of the Demonstration was to encourage local implementation of supportive housing that integrates affordable housing with other critical services for vulnerable families, including customized case management for children and their parents, as well as trauma-informed interventions and evidence-based healthcare through partnerships that offer access to additional supports through community-based providers.
Five grantees representing over 65 public and private collaborations were part of the national Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System and are implementing supportive housing for vulnerable families in their communities.
The Resource Center provided expert technical assistance to the five demonstration sites and was managed by CSH.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children, & Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), and four national foundations developed the $35 million public-private partnership designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of supportive housing for child welfare-involved families. Collaborating and funding foundations include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, and Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.