Keeping Families Together in New Jersey

Child Welfare Leaders Fund Supportive Housing

Keeping Families Together in New JerseyNew Jersey is moving to expand Keeping Families Together (KFT) supportive housing programs.

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (NJDCF) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for providers pursuing KFT in the southern part of the state, offering funding up to $640,000 and a maximum of 25 Project-Based State Rental Assistance Program Vouchers to successful applicants.

The staff of NJDCF faces tough choices every day. They are responsible for serving and safeguarding the most vulnerable children and families in their state, ensuring protection, permanency and well-being.

Like other child welfare agencies across the nation, their tasks at times can seem overwhelming. Many of us have seen first-hand how homelessness, parental substance use and unattended mental health issues devastate children, and can lead to family separation.

Research shows such circumstances and poor outcomes tend to occur across generations and leave indelible marks on those who suffer through the traumas.

Funding proposals are due by Friday, May 22, 2015.

Click here to learn more about New Jersey’s RFP for KFT.

Click here to learn more by reading CSH‘s Deb De Santis’ recent blog in Huffington Post.