From Foster Home to Homeless

Strategies to Prevent Homelessness for Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

In America, too many youth are getting too old for foster care and falling into homelessness. This brief, a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, analyzes what we’re getting wrong — and how we can fix our patchwork system of supports. Even more, it offers fresh ideas on how we can keep this vulnerable demographic off the streets and striding toward adulthood on solid, stable ground.  

June 13, 2014

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What Happens to Housing Assistance Leavers?

Low-Income Working Families, Paper 27

Using data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Moving to Opportunity demonstration, along with HOPE VI panel study, this report explores the reasons and rationale for families to leave housing assistance – and how their experiences compare with those households that remain on assistance. 

June 6, 2014

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Food at Home

Affordable Housing as a Platform to Overcome Nutritional Challenges

The report highlights programs and best practices that address the nutritional needs of low-income communities. Readers will learn recommendations that demonstrate how affordable housing can be a platform and how housing providers can play a vital role in ensuring that low-income families have access to healthy foods.

May 28, 2014

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Housing Options for Young Adults

This brief spotlights housing options that states can consider as they plan to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

February 14, 2014

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Casey Connects: Winter 2013

Places to Thrive

This issue of Casey Connects highlights how the Foundation is advancing two-generation strategies to achieve positive community change. It looks at large-scale, long-term efforts to break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore and Atlanta. It also tells how schools, families and communities across the country are working together to help third graders hit key reading milestones. 

December 22, 2013

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Investing in New Orleans

Lessons for Philanthropy in Public Housing Redevelopment

This report ex­amines how philanthropy shaped the overall approach to community change and public housing development in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The document uses Casey’s role as an example and its per­spective on the process as a lens to focus on efforts that were results-oriented, resident-focused, multi-generational and economi­cally sustainable.

December 1, 2013

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Baltimore Civic Site

Building and investing in public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Baltimore City’s kids and families.

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Atlanta Civic Site

Building public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Atlanta kids and families in low-income communities.

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Program Area

Civic Sites

Communities where the Foundation has hometown ties and introduces innovative strategies that integrate the best programs and promising approaches for serving children and their families.

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