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The Connection: Addressing Child Welfare Through Housing

 

"Many Connecticut families who have lost their children because they lack stable housing are referred to The Connection, a nonprofit human services organization. Since 1998, The Connection has offered a supportive housing program, funded by DCF, to improve family stability.

 

The Connection’s Supportive Housing for Families program focuses not just on getting a family in a home, but on providing the wraparound services—from mental health counseling to substance use treatment to educational support—that can get children out of state care and back into the home, ultimately leading to better lifelong outcomes. The program directors see it not as a housing program, but a child welfare program, with housing as the intervention." Read more from How Housing Matters.

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