US Programme aims to help homeless families with a history of abuse or neglect

A successful pilot program aimed at helping homeless families with a history of child abuse or neglect will be expanded to several new areas, federal child welfare officials announced. The program helps families secure housing while also providing a variety of social services to help keep homeless children from landing in child welfare systems. 

“These are the complex families. These are the ones that child welfare systems struggle to know what the right set of resources are. These are the families that stay in the system longer because they have both the family related issues as well as poverty,” said Administration for Children and Families Commissioner Bryan Samuels.

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