- Families currently represent a much larger share of the population experiencing homelessness than ever before.
- Families experiencing homelessness struggle to maintain normalcy and are at a higher risk for familial instability, which can aff ect the health, well-being and development of the children.
- School-aged children experiencing homelessness often face barriers to enrolling and attending school, including transportation problems, inability to obtain previous school records and lack of clothing and school supplies.
The Partnership’s Family Services Program aims to strengthen families and help them transition from homelessness into stable or permanent housing by providing solution-focused parent/child interventions, including:
- Individual and family therapy.used parent/child interventions, including:
- Peer-led support groups, such as “Motivated Moms”.
- Family enrichment activities. - Training to develop parenting skills and coping techniques.
- Coordination of transportation for school-aged children to their school of origin & aftercare programs.
- Coordination of child care for infants and preschool children.
- 54 families with 120 children were served.
- Broward Partnership provided 554 hours of family counseling.
- 86% of families obtained stable or permanent housing upon discharge.
Funders & Partners
Borkson Children’s Enrichment Fund
Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Broward County Public Schools
Children’s Aid Club
Children’s Opportunity Group
Museum of Discovery and Science
The Jim Moran Foundation
Young At Art Children’s Museum