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Hope Begins with a Home

Your Impact: Creating Stable Futures

Teacher assisting Project Grow students in a classroom


Children with unstable homes are twice as likely to have excessive school absences, repeat a grade, and perform worse on standardized tests—a path that leads to dropping out altogether. Julian Place is designed to improve the educational outcomes of at-risk students through the provision of stable housing. The program will partner with Highland Elementary School, located just three blocks away from the new townhomes.

Stable housing and the highly-coordinated programs between Julian Place, Highland Elementary, and our Project Grow afterschool program will:
>>Reduce school absences
>>Promote students to the next grade
>>Improve test scores
>>Improve high school graduation rates

BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES Families who frequently move are less likely to establish a medical home and seek preventive health services. Health problems related to housing quality and stability negatively affect school attendance.
Julian Place will allow residents to:>>Receive mental health care to address issues
holding children back from school success
>>Attend to physical health needs,
which have often been neglected

Photo of Gregory and daughter

“Truthfully, I have no clue where I’d be without Adopt-A-Family after being on the brink of homelessness. Their mental health services have benefited both me and my daughter, Navaeh. I saw her go without smiling for such a long time. Now, she smiles freely. I find myself crying at nights simply in amazement of how our lives have turned around.”


Picture of a woman and a young child


The stress of constant instability takes its toll on parents and their ability to be the loving mother or father they hoped to be. We’ll help them get there by providing parenting skills, parental mental health, and a home environment.

Adopt-A-Family case managers will work with our parents to:

>>Develop healthy coping mechanisms
>>Support children’s emotional needs
>>Encourage a love of learning and train them to advocate for their children

Housing costs exceed wages for many families in Palm Beach County. In fact, Florida has only 26 affordable and available rental units for every 100 extremely low-income renters. To help our families achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency in Palm Beach County, we will provide:
>>Links to job training
>>Computer literacy skills
>> Financial literacy skills
>>Saving opportunities


Geo Education & Research

2021 Julian Place Progress Report

Bill Leon, Ph.D. and Michael Power, Ph.D.

PDF of Julian Place 2021 Annual Report


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Julian Place 2021 Annual Report


Historical Julian Place Progress Reports:

Julian Place 2020 Annual Report – Executive Summary

2020 Julian Place Annual Report