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Homeless kids benefit from supportive housing, says new Minn-LInK report

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) has released the results of a new study that shows the positive effects of supportive housing on the educational outcomes and overall well being of children in homeless families.

The study, by Minn-LInk—Minnesota-Linking Information for Kids, focused on children enrolled in Hearth Connection's supportive housing program throughout Minnesota. The children involved in the study experienced increases in educational stability and decreases in maltreatment reports and out-of-home placements.

See a recent MinnPost story on this report.

The full report, titled "The Role of Supportive Housing in Homeless Children's Well-Being: An Investigation of Child Welfare and Educational Outcomes," can be accessed here. In addition, there are two briefs available, one on educational outcomes and another on child welfare outcomes.

To see past Minn-LInK reports, go to Minn-LInK Publications on CASCW's website.

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