The Child Welfare & Supportive Housing Resource Center


CSH is developing and helping to implement supportive housing models designed for families with the most complex and challenging needs. Our signature program is Keeping Families Together. CSH assists communities to develop housing and services solutions through our Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center.

The Resource Center plays a neutral convening role, linking sites that create supportive housing interventions for child welfare involved families with other “early adopter” Keeping Families Together initiatives to generate solutions for program, policy and implementation challenges. We bring partners together and build capacity to deliver the highest quality, most cost-effective supportive housing.

We also improve how very vulnerable families are assessed and identified so that they receive the help and housing appropriate to their circumstances.

Our activities fall under the following broad buckets:

Collaborative Learning and Technical Assistance –the Resource Center deploys a variety of collaborative learning techniques to facilitate peer-to-peer exchange and promote emerging best practices. Our technical assistance activities range from virtual learning networks to targeted in-depth assistance. The Resource Center brings together experts in a given area – e.g., supportive services and case management — to build on their successes and rapidly identify and spread emerging best practices.

Site Technical Assistance – The Resource Center works directly with states to familiarize them with the core components of supportive housing by walking them through our Roadmap to Keeping Families Together and by providing practical technical assistance around best practices.

Click this link and see map of all of the sites we have supported.

Best Practice Synthesis/Dissemination – Underlying all of Resource Center’s work is the goal of identifying, developing, and spreading best practices to a broad national audience. We develop tool-kits, practice briefs and one-page fact sheets to help advance supportive housing as an intervention for the most vulnerable families, and improve care and systems coordination.

Click the live links below and get access to:

Welcome Home: Design and Practice Guidance for Supportive Housing for Families with Children
A Practice Framework for Delivering Services to Families in Supportive Housing
Tenant Manual & Welcome Packet

The Child Welfare and Supportive Housing Resource Center is part of an innovative partnership that includes CSH, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth & Families and four private foundations: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

Related Resources

Overview Keeping Families Together & the Child Welfare & Supportive Housing Resource Center


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