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. Our Julian Place development will be education-centric with Highland Elementary School within walking distance to the children’s new homes.
Stable housing and the highly-coordinated programs between the school and Adopt-A-Family’s 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
2020 Julian Place Progress Report
Bill Leon, Ph.D. and Michael Power, Ph.D.