BUILDING HOPE, BREAKING BARRIERS BY COLLABORATING WITH SHELTERS
67+% of families return to a shelter within 3 years of finding permanent housing
The Growing Challenge of Family Homelessness, The Boston Foundation, 2017
The Families Empowered Program
The Families Empowered Program was meticulously and strategically crafted using an evidence-based approach, drawing upon the valuable professional insights of Dr. Jehu Leconte, Founder and CEO of EDEN, who gained firsthand experience and implemented effective strategies to tackle recidivism within homelessness. This initiative aims to optimize productivity and housing preparedness by alleviating chronic stress and isolation through participation in Families Empowered Program.
Dr. Jehu's observations and expertise are reinforced by two influential reports highlighting the numerous challenges and obstacles faced by families residing in shelters. "The Growing Challenges of Family Homelessness" (2017) by The Boston Foundation, revealed a disheartening statistic: 67% of families return to shelters within three years of securing housing. Another significant case study sourced from the report "Family Experiences of Homelessness in Massachusetts: The Case for Family Centered Care" (2017) by Homes for Families further underscored these issues.