HOPE Changes Families' Lives
HOPE for Stable Families works with central Iowa families each year to set goals, remove barriers, and find support in moving out of poverty to long-term financial stability. The initiative is unique in that it provides comprehensive support to parents and children at the same time, also known as a 2Gen approach.
United Way of Central Iowa re-launched HOPE in 2018, thanks to a $100,000 annual, three-year grant from the Siemer Institute. The grant combines the successful HOPE demonstration project that ended in June 2016 and the Stable Families program.
HOPE for Stable Families is breaking the cycle of poverty for the next generation by addressing the complicated barriers that impact parents and children.