Family Financial Stability
Funded by the United Way of Central Maryland, Promise Heights is a Family Stability site for the families attending our five Community Schools. Financial instability has severe and long-lasting ramifications on a child’s emotional, physical, and scholastic well-being. Children from unstable families generally have to switch schools or travel great distances to each day to school. They're more likely to show delayed development, less likely than their peers to be tested as proficient in math and reading, and at heightened risk of health and nutritional issues. Led by a licensed social worker, Promise Heights provides long-term, systemic assistance aimed at lifting families out of crisis and move them to self-sufficiency through:
Prevention: helping at-risk families stabilize before they become homeless
Shelter Diversion: diverting homeless families from traditional shelters to temporary housing, accompanied by comprehensive case management
Financial Education: working with these families on financial literacy, asset-building, budgeting and employment
- Over 1,000 tax returns prepared for free for neighborhood residents resulting in over $1.9M in federal and state tax refunds in tax years 2013 and 2014.
- Provide free tax preparation for any resident who makes less than $54,000.
- Facilitate financial education workshops to all residents on:
- Predatory lending
- Improving personal credit
- Workforce development
- And more!
Family Stability Coodinator
Jeffrey Clark, MA, MSW
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