One Family, Inc in partnership with the MA Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness will be hosting a National Alliance to End Homelessness Performance Improvement Clinic for the Massachusetts family shelter and housing providers’ community.
The goal of the clinic is to help our community of practice prepare for up-coming changes in shelter, prevention and re-housing programs changes that will result from the FY 13 state budget process as well as from the implementation of the HEARTH Act. The 1.5 day clinic will focus solely on family homelessness and will include topics such as:
- Implementation of a targeted homelessness prevention
- How to safely get to shorter shelter stays for families
- How to safely re-house family with $4,000
- Family stabilization
- Date and Time: Tuesday September 11th from 9am-5pm and Wednesday September 12th from 9am-1pm
- Target Audience: Executive Directors and Program Directors from family shelters and HomeBASE agencies, private and community funders, advocates and state agency representatives.
o Space is limited to the fist 125 registrants but accommodations will be made as needed to ensure that all regions of the state are represented.
- Cost: Requested donation of $65 per person but no person or organization will be turned away because of inability to pay. Please contact Emily Cohen at email@example.com for a reduced price or free ticket.
- Questions: Please contact Emily Cohen at 617-423-0504 X 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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One Family, Inc.
The mission of One Family, Inc. is to end family homelessness in Massachusetts. This mission grows out of a core belief that no parent and child should be without a home of their own in such a richly resourced state. To be successful, we know we must address family poverty; the two go hand in hand. One Family approaches our mission in two ways. First, we work to change the response of government and private agencies from providing shelter to preventing homelessness and creating pathways for families to afford stable housing. Second, we provide direct service programs that help individual families move from poverty and homelessness to economic security by supporting their success in higher education and the workforce, and providing the resources they need to begin building family assets for the future.
Our signature direct service program, One Family Scholars, serves low-income, homeless and at-risk single parents living at, or more typically well below, 200% of the Federal Poverty level. Through the One Family Scholars program, these single parents are awarded flexible funds to bridge the gap between their existing resources and the true costs they incur to attend college. This financial aid is paired with coaching to help them stay in school and on track to a family-supporting career.
One Family relies on public and private donations to support its programs and initiatives.