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The trauma of homelessness can cause high rates of major depressive disorders, post-traumatic responses and anxiety disorders, all of which affect their capacity to parent and support their children.
When parents are stressed, they are more likely to be less engaged or inconsistent in meeting their child's physical and social-emotional needs.
We use a two-generation approach, a strategy that aims to break the cycle of poverty by addressing the needs of both children and their parents. A child’s well-being and success is linked to family stability; we cannot impact a child’s life without helping the whole family.
Our Licensed, Master’s Level Social Workers provide one-on-one case management, employment and education resources, building the support system parents need to move their families from crisis to self-sufficiency.
of americans are
one paycheck away
of the children we
serve belong to families
headed by a single female
of mothers quit jobs
or School because of
problems with childcare
The Parent Opportunity Center is a computer lab and work area designed to advance our "two generation approach," the strategy of combining parent and child interventions to break the cycle of poverty.
The center serves a resource for parents to use as a resource for career-advancement.
The room is host to peer groups, educational classes, financial literacy classes, and other initiatives. The space has computers where parents can build résumés, apply for jobs, and to improve their computer literacy.