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Bringing Families Home Program Evaluation

REPORT: Bringing Families Home Program Evaluation PDF

POLICY BRIEF: Bringing Families Home Program Evaluation PDF

TECHNICAL APPENDIX: Bringing Families Home Program Evaluation PDF

PRESS RELEASE: Research Shows Potential of Providing Housing Supports to Families Who Are Involved with Child Protective Services

Bringing Families Home (BFH) is an innovative program that aims to reduce the number of families in the child welfare system who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity by providing various forms of housing assistance under a Housing First model. The program was designed with the goal that improved housing security for program participants would reduce the need to place children into foster care (out-of-home placement), and could increase family reunification (return to parents) for children that were already in an out-of-home placement. BFH is funded by the California Department of Social Services and administered by counties and tribal programs.

This report and accompanying policy brief compares housing and child welfare outcomes for families participating in BFH in its first two years relative to similar families involved with the child welfare system who did not receive BFH services.

Suggested citation: Ruffini, K., Putnam-Hornstein, E., Mauldon, J., Suthar, H. (2024). Bringing Families Home Program Evaluation. California Policy Lab.


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