Training Cohort

In conjunction with One Roof, CSH offered the Keeping Families Together Training Academy, which was launched with its initial learning cohort on October 20, 2016.  CSH was pleased to welcome teams into the initial cohort with representatives from the following areas:

  • Houston, Texas
  • Central Florida
  • South Florida
  • New Mexico
  • Gillette, Wyoming
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Burlington, Vermont
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Los Angeles, California

The Training Academy is helping participants explore how to develop child welfare and housing partnerships.  The participating communities are at different phases in their learning.  For example, the Houston team identified one of the reasons for their participation: “To gain a better understanding of supporting families, and begin to formulate programs and services.”  The New Mexico team  began replication of Keeping Families Together 18 months ago in 3 counties and is seeking to: “gain a better understanding of the core components that could improve our services, have access to additional tools and resources related to serving our families, and have the opportunity for future technical assistance.”

In June 2017, CSH announced 18 teams from across the nation that are participating in the second round of the One Roof – Keeping Families Together (KFT) Training Academy. Each team includes representation from multiple organizations such as child welfare, housing, homeless and service agencies. The teams complete CSH-designed courses and participate in peer learning and readiness assessment activities with the goal of advancing local efforts to utilize supportive housing as an intervention to help children and their parents remain safely together and achieve long term success as a family.

  • Oregon – Clatsop, Tillamook, & Columbia Counties
  • Washington State – King & Snohomish Counties
  • California – Solano & Sacramento Counties
  • Colorado – La Plata & Montezuma Counties
  • Illinois – Cook County & Lake Counties
  • Indiana – Bartholomew County
  • Oklahoma – State
  • Missouri – Greater Kansas City area
  • Minnesota – State
  • Minnesota – St. Louis & Dakota Counties
  • Ohio – Summit & Cuyahoga Counties
  • Michigan – Wayne County
  • Florida – Highlands County
  • Washington DC area – Metro DC Council of Governments; Fairfax County, VA; Prince George’s County, MD & Montgomery County, MD

Announced in January 2018, the CSH One Roof Leadership Institute for Supportive Housing & Child Welfare Partnerships is a national cohort of five communities from the states of Washington, California, Illinois, Missouri, and Maryland/D.C. Utilizing CSH expertise, these communities are working toward the goal of developing child welfare and supportive housing collaborations that will lead to new supportive housing for child welfare involved families. Each community was invited to apply to the Institute after completing the One Roof Keeping Families Together Training Academy. As a part of the Leadership Institute, the teams will work with CSH to develop an action plan to move through the various stages of the Supportive Housing & Child Welfare Roadmap.