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Building on Strengths: Reaching Unhoused Families With Home Visiting Parent Support Programs

Project: National Home Visiting Resource Center

Prevention can help disrupt the cycle of homelessness. Lydia Place, a community-based agency in Washington State, launched its Parent Support Program in 2015 after seeing parents they had previously served as children return with similar concerns.

Participating families can opt to receive home visiting services delivered using the Parents as Teachers model. Home visitors help parents develop their caregiving skills and meet immediate needs.

In this video, Lydia Place staff discuss their flexible approach to serving unhoused families and their hopes for connecting caregivers to natural supports in their communities. Two mothers share their personal journeys with the program.

Also see the companion brief, “Home Visiting as Part of a Holistic Approach to Supporting Unhoused Families.”