How Do Economic Supports Benefit Families and Communities?

Providing access to tangible resources can strengthen families and communities by avoiding and de-escalating crises, reducing parental stress, increasing access to safe housing and reliable childcare, and ensuring children have the material items they need to thrive. This brief discusses the impact of community-based strategies, connections, and collaborations that offer economic supports to address families’ basic needs, keeping children safe and families together. These include housing supports, food assistance, financial supports, employment assistance, early care and education services, legal services, and medical and behavioral health care.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
February, 2022
February 2022
Partner Resources
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Asset Building
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Care
    • Child Welfare
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports
    • Housing Assistance
    • SNAP/Food Assistance
  • Special Populations