The SSW's Institute for Innovation and Implementation has been awarded a 3-year, $2-million Thrive@25 Phase II Implementation Grant to "Develop A Model Intervention for Youth/Young Adults With Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness."
Thrive@25 is Maryland's approach to ending homelessness for youth involved with the child welfare system and with child welfare histories.
Fully supportive of the goals and strategies of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH’s) Framework to End Youth Homelessness, Thrive@25 seeks to build the capacity of Maryland's child welfare system to prevent homelessness among the most at-risk youth with child welfare involvement. Led by The Institute for Innovation & Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, in partnership with the Department of Human Resources (State child welfare & social services agency), the Talbot County Department of Social Services on behalf of the five local departments of social services on the rural Mid-Shore, and the National Center on Housing and Child Welfare, Thrive@25 will install, implement, refine and evaluate an intervention model that is grounded in implementation science, Positive Youth Development, and a commitment to trauma-informed care to improve four core outcomes: stable housing, permanent connections, education/employment, and social-emotional well-being.
The project is funded by a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau.