CSH FOCUSES ON IMPROVING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES
This past week at the Children’s Home Society in St. Paul, Minnesota, CSH hosted Partnering and Planning for Greater Impact: A Convening on Child Well-being in Supportive Housing.
The Convening was an engaging and action-oriented conversation involving administrative and management level professionals from county and State child welfare agencies; supportive housing developer and provider organizations; funding sources; universities and other educational systems; MCOs and healthcare systems; mental health organizations; and family services programs. Participants were motivated to move beyond educating and building awareness on supportive housing’s role in child well-being to:
• Expanding common understandings of child well-being, definitions and outcome indicators
• Assessing and identifying opportunities to cross-innovate and collaborate for greater impact
• Growing participation in the process of leveraging supportive housing for child well-being
By encouraging frank dialogue, partnership building, and sound implementation planning, participants are taking what they learned at the Convening and strengthening initiatives and practices throughout Minnesota to promote child well-being in supportive housing.
Convening Planning Partners
CSH Simpson Housing Services
Family Housing Fund courageous heARTS
BotJoy Greater Minnesota Housing Fund