Our Strategy


Our focused model leverages three critical methods to achieve long-term success, stability, and self-sufficiency for the families we serve:


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Housing families:
Families begin their journey to upward economic mobility at one of CFH's three HUD-compliant shelter facilities. Families can then concentrate on short-term and long-term goals without worrying about where their children will sleep each night. Over 60% of the individuals CFH serves are children and our shelter facilities truly become their temporary homes. CFH assists people leaving shelters to obtain transitional housing, ultimately preparing them for long-term sustainable and unsubsidized housing within a year or two. Housing resource coordinators connect families with housing through a network of nearly 70 partner housing providers in 25 zip codes.

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Partnership & Counseling:
In collaboration with community partners, Masters-level clinical social workers provide holistic and wrap-around supportive services, addressing barriers to family stability and facilitating pathways to financial literacy, education, health and wellness, and job readiness.

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Empowering Tools:
CFH's two-generation approach incorporates tools such as matched savings accounts; educational scholarships; empowering events; financial literacy education for parents and children; socio-emotional learning curricula and enrichment programs for children; and supportive networks, through Hope Teams, that facilitate healthy relationships, increase social capital, and serve as reliable support systems.