The Effect of Recession on Child Well-Being: A Synthesis of the Evidence by PolicyLab, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (PDF - 1677 KB)
First Focus, Foundation for Child Development, & PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2010)
Synthesizes evidence of the effects of recession on child well-being. Examines four domains 'health, food security, housing stability, and maltreatment' and reviews the relationship of each to the well-being of children during recessions, past and present.
Family Supportive Housing (PDF - 630 KB)
Vermont Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services
Details a demonstration project that aims to reduce child homelessness in Vermont. Family Supportive Housing helps families who are homeless move into affordable housing and provides up to 24 months of case management and service coordination during a family's transition to permanent housing.
HomeStart Supportive Housing Program
Doorways for Women and Families
Offers homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, and short- to long-term supportive housing for families who need assistance to exit shelter, as well as those who are at risk of becoming homeless in Arlington, VA.
Intensive Supportive Housing for Families (ISHF)
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Includes information on a collaboration among the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, State partners, community agencies, and service providers to deliver a two-tiered triage procedure including access to stable housing, trauma-focused assessment, interdisciplinary team-based support, and access to empirically supported interventions for family members.
The Role of Supportive Housing in Homeless Children's Well-Being: An Investigation of Child Welfare and Educational Outcomes
Hong & Piescher (2012)
University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
Discusses the findings of a study that investigated the impact of family supportive housing service on children's well-being, including child protection involvement and the academic functioning of homeless children. Recommendations for future research and policy implications are discussed.
Supportive Housing for Families
Presents information on a program that provides families served by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families with support services and access to safe, quality, affordable, and permanent housing.
Safe and Supportive Housing
Center for Family Services
Details the Center for Family Services program that provides safe and supportive housing for children and teens in need of a safe place to live; moms and their children in need of safe housing; and women and their children escaping domestic violence and in need of safe housing.
Supportive Housing for Mothers
Child and Family
Highlights a Rhode Island transitional housing program that provides families a fresh start in a new space that is clean, modern and secure for a period of 18 to 24 months to achieve independent and sustainable housing.