SWCOS has been awarded $80,000 to support the Family Stability Program in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay in partnership with Ben Franklin High School. The Family Stability Program, part of a nationwide initiative led by the Siemer Institute for Family Stability and funded by the United Way of Central Maryland, is aimed at supporting families to maintain stable housing develop financial security.
Family Stability focuses on lifting families out of crisis and moving them to self-sufficiency through homelessness prevention, shelter diversion and financial education. The Brooklyn/Curtis Bay family homelessness prevention program is operated out of Benjamin Franklin High School in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS). The program launched in September 2012 and is moving into it's fifth year.
To help families stay housed
To support families so their children can remain in their current schools
To provide families with additional tools to maintain self-sufficiency