Services Are Essential for Families and Children
Safe and decent affordable housing is necessary for families, children and youth experiencing homelessness. However, decades of research and field experience show that housing alone is not sufficient to protect families from returning to homelessness.
Like all people, families and youth experiencing homelessness require essential supports within a functional, community-based social network in order to thrive. Any effective response to family homelessness must provide services to meet pressing health and mental health needs, childcare and parenting supports, job training and employment, and a robust social network.
Solutions to homelessness from the Bassuk Center always combine housing and necessary services to ensure that families, children, and young people are able to return to life in the community.
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