The Strong Families and Communities Training Center uses an evidence-based model – Communities that Care – to engage neighborhood partners and improve life outcomes for families across New York City.
This system works with a diverse coalition of partners within all five NYC boroughs – including local businesses, schools, health centers, religious institutions, other non-profits, and more – to create long-lasting community change.
The Communities That Care model’s evidence-based methodology has been proven to improve life outcomes for neighborhood residents, including better access to quality medical and mental health services, higher rates of educational success, reductions in violence and substance use, and other community improvements.
Drawing upon our track record and expertise in implementing research-backed models for social change, The Foundling maintains a leadership role throughout the process: creating and maintaining the coalition, directing community assessment and analysis, developing a plan with the coalition partners, and providing ongoing support as they work to engage the community.
The New York Foundling, as well as our partners in The Department of Health and Human Services and Communities That Care, look forward to the possibilities of building enduring foundations of support and empowerment for our New York City youth and look forward to working with you, to do so, one child at a time.
The Model Works
In a randomized controlled trial comparing control communities with those utilizing Communities that Care, young people in CTC communities were: