One Family pairs our Public Policy work with two programs that directly serve families experiencing or at risk of homelessness - Credential to Career Coaching and One Family Scholars - leading to incredible impact in the lives of individual families as well as on a larger scale.
Credential to Career
parents served each year
through group workshops and one-on-one career planning with a coach
New jobs obtained by participants have an average
Over 50 different
pursued by participants
Retention rate: 86%
during the three-month program
One Family Scholars
91% of alumni are stably housed
according to a recent alumni survey
Graduation rate: 79%
compared to the national average of 46%, 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 - a wage that can support a family!
As a member of the Healthy Families EITC Coalition, One Family was part of the successful effort to significantly
increase the MA Earned Income Tax Credit.
The MA Earned Income Tax Credit will put money directly in the pockets of families headed by working parents, helping
400,000+ low-income families to better afford housing.
One Family successfully advocated for MA Legislature to include funding for the One Family Scholars program in the Massachusetts FY20 State Budget.
One Family supports the leadership development of dozens of One Family Scholars
equipping them with advocacy skills
that they can now use to
make positive change.