Your Impact: Creating Stable Futures
IMPROVED SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
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
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
“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.”
HEALTHIER PARENTING SKILLS
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
Geo Education & Research
2021 Julian Place Progress Report
Bill Leon, Ph.D. and Michael Power, Ph.D.