WHAT WE KNOW
Communities thrive when job opportunities are widely available, when health and mental health care are accessible to families, and when children come to school ready to learn. When communities thrive, families are more likely to succeed. And when families succeed, children tend to be safer, healthier and more secure.
Our policy agenda is informed by our membership. Our policy agenda builds on the work of other organizations and advocacy efforts and will evolve as we gain greater understanding into what works to build strong families and strong communities.
Prevention and early intervention programs that help children and families before difficulties escalate into emergency situations that force entry into the state's child welfare system.
Programs that support the early identification of health and mental health needs of children and families before circumstances become more challenging to address.
FAMILY ECONOMIC SUCCESS
Supports and services that set families on the road to self-sufficiency and that preserve family income.
Promotion of children's readiness for school and the vital role families play in getting children ready to learn.
We advocate for common sense approaches that help families achieve stability and self-sufficiency by developing community resources and building on the strengths, commitments and integrity of families.
Common Sense Solutions