What We Do

More than 1 million school children become homeless every year. When children are homeless, the stress, trauma, and academic disruptions they experience lead to problems in school. We work to prevent family homelessness and school instability by providing grant funding, conducting best practices research, and offering training to our partners in more than 50 communities across the country.

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Programs

With a stable home, families thrive and students succeed academically. Our partners help families move from crisis to stability by providing financial assistance, budget coaching, job training, and supports for the entire family. All are locally designed and managed to leverage community resources and address community needs as effectively as possible.

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    Cincinnati

    United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Stable Families Program is a multi-generational program that addresses the needs of families on the edge of homelessness. The program ensures that families stay in their homes and children stay in school.

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    Kansas City

    Crystal is a single mother with five children who has contended with the effects of poverty and domestic violence for a long time. She entered the Family Stability Initiative as a referral from the local school district in Independence Missouri (just east of Kansas City).

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    Louisville

    When a family is supported in addressing ALL of their needs, amazing changes are possible! Rebecca and her family got the help they needed to overcome addiction, gain steady employment, improve their educational environment, and secure their own home.

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    San Diego

    Struggling with the high costs of living, Irery’s family felt isolated and alone, not knowing who or how to ask for help. Through the support of Project AIM, Irery found determination and the support she and her family needed.

    “I feel so confident and the guidance has made such a difference. I realize there is someone who understands our situation and encourages my family. I am so grateful.”

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    Irvine

    When Deysi first came to SparkPoint OC at Salk Elementary School, she and her 4 children had been homeless for two weeks, staying in motels or on the streets. She wasn’t working, didn’t have transportation and was unsure what she could do to improve her situation.

    “Not only did I benefit from SparkPoint, but so did my children.”

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2016 Impact

Students Achieved School Stability
13,521

Students Achieved School Stability

Families Obtained Stable Housing
5,481

Families Obtained Stable Housing

Families Increased Their Income
3,291

Families Increased Their Income

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