PRESS RELEASE: Coaching and Rental Support Dramatically Improve Family Outcomes, Study Finds

A study of the new Move to PROSPER program finds that comprehensive family coaching paired with temporary partial rental support dramatically improves family outcomes for both children and their parents. In just four months, 70 percent of enrolled families saw improvements in child behavior; 60 percent reported youth having a higher self-image; and 50 percent began earning higher grades. Participants also experienced greater financial stability, reductions in health complications, and lessening of maternal stress.

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Lizzie Rosen
From poverty to a better future

It was one of those rare moments of bipartisanship in Washington: Republican and Democratic lawmakers who agree on little seemed to concur, only months ago, that helping poor families escape poor neighborhoods was one path to making poor children’s futures brighter.

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Lizzie Rosen