"Five leading community agencies have announced a collaborative project which will receive funding from three major community funding organizations in a joint effort to improve the lives of families with young children in vulnerable neighborhoods. The financial support will fund the development and launch of a family success collaborative, called “STRONG@HOME,” designed to address issues of poverty for families and school readiness for children in these families.
Beginning in the fall, 100 families enrolled in Head Start and fifty families with young children in Boston-Thurmond will become members of STRONG@HOME. Six family advocates will work on behalf of the families to connect them to the services of the partner agencies. In addition, family members will draw upon their own talents and skills to help achieve their goals and assist other families in the project."