ACF Family Room Blog: Strengthening Mother and Child: A Family-Centered Approach to Promoting Self-Sufficiency

This blog post from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is part of the "Self-Sufficiency Series: Solutions from the Field" and highlights the Jeremiah Program, a nonprofit organization that strives to put families on the path toward self-sufficiency by using a family-centered approach with both parents and their children. Primarily funded by private donations, Jeremiah helps low-income single mothers complete their education and at the same time provides access to high-quality early childhood education for their children. Participants may be eligible for federal and local child care and housing subsidies. This two-generation approach reports that 81 percent of children who attended a Jeremiah child development center are performing at or above grade level in elementary or middle school.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
July, 2018
Date: 
July 2018
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Education and Training
  • Family Strengthening
    • Two-Generation Approaches
  • Supportive Services
  • Special Populations
    • Single Parent Families