Evolution in programs offering supportive housing to child welfare– involved families: services integration and systems change at the Half-Way Point

The Partnership to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, was designed to explore the effects of providing housing and intensive services to high-need families in the child welfare system. Demonstration sites committed to creating new service delivery structures to accomplish their goals, working more intensively than they ever had before with partner agencies, including child welfare agencies, housing providers, and other service organizations, and changing agency policies and procedures to make the demonstration successful. This report examines the progress the five demonstration sites have made toward integrating services and changing systemsto more effectively target and support families.

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United States