Our Impact

One Family offers two direct-service programs that help families experiencing or at risk of homelessness achieve self-sufficiency: Credential to Career Coaching and One Family Scholars. We also offer Technical Assistance to train others in our coaching methodology, and engage in Public Policy advocacy. Together, this leads to incredible impact in the lives of individual families as well as on a larger systemic scale.


Credential to Career  

Impact Overview

Individual, client-centered coaching
empowers each participant to make a self-sufficiency plan that really works for them

New jobs obtained by participants have an average

salary increase
of $21,381

Over 50 different

fields of interest
to date, illustrating the program's highly individualized approach

156 families with low incomes

served to date in the program


One Family Scholars

Impact Overview

91% of alumni are stably housed

according to a 2019 alumni survey

Graduation rate: 81%

compared to the national average of 47%, and only 8% for single mothers

95% of program
alumni are now

working or re-enrolled

in school for a further degree

Average full-time salary of $55,708
for program alumni, enabling families to leave poverty behind.

Valerie testimony.png

Public Policy

Impact Overview

In coalition, helped increase the MA Earned Income Tax Credit, which puts money back in
the pockets of 400,000+ working families

12 current and former One
Family program participants share their stories to create meaningful change as part of 
One Family's Advocacy Team

In coalition, helped advocate for the successful passage of an eviction moratorium during the COVID-19 pandemic

The MA Legislature included funding for the One Family Scholars program in the FY19 and FY20 state budgets

Compass TA 1.jpg

Technical Assistance

Impact Overview

Created comprehensive education and career resource guides for 8 MA regions

Equipped 40+ service providers with tools, resources, and coaching techniques related to education and career success

Service providers trained by One Family have now helped over 2,200 families on their paths to self-sufficiency

Workshop attendees experience a 20 percentage point confidence increase around caching for education and career success

Stories of Impact

Click Here to Read