The Strong Families and Communities Training Center uses an evidence-based model – Communities that Care (CTC) – to engage neighborhood partners and improve life outcomes for families across New York City.
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.
The Foundling leads innovation in implementing research-backed models for social change and uses CTC to continue to do so. Through the model, our organizers are creating and maintaining the borough-based coalitions, directing community assessment and analysis, developing a plan with the coalition partners, and providing ongoing support as they work to engage the community.
The Model Works
Throughout the past year implementing the Communities that Care (CTC) model throughout New York City, our Community Organizers have been successful in: