Can Supportive Housing Strengthen Vulnerable Families and Keep their Children Safe? (Webinar)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Corporation for Supportive Housing invite you to a webinar releasing exciting evaluative data from the Keeping Families Together pilot program.
The Keeping Families Together pilot program was designed to answer the question: “With the right combination of affordable housing and supportive services, can highly vulnerable families provide a stable, healthy environment for their children, thus preventing child welfare involvement?” Between October 2007 and July 2009, 29 New York City families participated in the program. These families all had significant, sometimes intergenerational, histories of chronic homelessness, child welfare involvement, substance abuse or mental illness, interpersonal violence and trauma. Evaluation results show that the Keeping Families Together pilot program holds real promise through a holistic approach to affordable housing and services that preserves families experiencing serious challenges. The pilot shows that we can bring families back from the brink of major crisis and reduce the cycle of homelessness and involvement with child welfare and other agencies.
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) /11:00 (PST)
What you will learn:
• The importance of connectivity in helping vulnerable families-specifically the impact of supportive housing on families who are chronically homeless and involved with child welfare.
• Overview of the Keeping Families Together model-a practical approach that holds significant promise for preserving vulnerable families and improving their health.
• Results from the Metis Associates evaluation on the Keeping Families Together pilot program.
Speakers will include:
• Nancy Barrand, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
• Connie Temple, Corporation for Supportive Housing
• Richard Cho, Corporation for Supportive Housing
• Alison Harte, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Keeping Families Together
• Metis Associates
• Eric Nicklas, Forestdale, Inc. (formerly of NYC Administration for Children's Services)