Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center

A joint effort of CSH and Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) to provide tailored one on-one expertise and services to help meet the needs of grantees taking part in a federal initiative called Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families with Child Welfare.

Supportive Housing is the Solution

Supportive Housing is the Solution

We are providing technical support and best practices while helping grantees develop new, multi-system responses to families at risk of long-term public system engagement and having children placed in foster care.

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Learn About the Federal Initiative

Learn About the Federal Initiative

This partnership administered through the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, attempts to target those families most at risk of abuse and neglect due to housing instability. In these families, homelessness is rarely the only risk factor for maltreatment. Read more about what the initiative is hoping to prove.

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Meet the Five Grantees of the Initiative

Meet the Five Grantees of the Initiative

The five grantees are testing an intensive approach to providing child welfare involved families with supportive housing that integrates the social and health services they need in order to stay together. The initiative reflects the growing recognition that placing children in foster care is too often detrimental to their health and well-being and that more should be done to help families stay together safely.

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Public - Private Innovation

Public - Private Innovation

ACYF along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation have invested $35.5 million for technical assistance and rigorous national evaluations of the five programs being carried out. Read more about this innovation in a blog written by the former Commissioner at Administration on Children, Youth and Families

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Keeping Families Together

Keeping Families Together

CSH's Keeping Families Together funder, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, produced this video telling the story of Felicia.
Felicia and her dad were part of CSH's pilot in New York City. This video tells their story and how Keeping Families Together works for families like Felicia's.

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