The Partnership for Families started out around Sally’s dining table. As it expanded into larger offices, the Robins Foundation remained committed to enabling the Partnership to realize Sally’s original vision: A one-stop-shop where any family with young children could walk in one door and access high quality, wrap-around services – everything they needed to empower themselves to become self-sufficient while also strengthening the community.
By 2012, the Partnership for Families’ Lora M. Robins Learning Center opened its doors.
Today, the facility has a childcare center, plug-and-play office facilities for partnering organizations, and a lean, efficient support staff of just six full-time and three part-time personnel all under one roof. In these ways, along with a data-sharing initiative, the Partnership for Families is making a real difference in three areas:
- Core needs, including transportation, affordable housing, child care, health care and more
- Family economic success, including jobs and income, savings, asset building, and financial literacy
- Early childhood development, including early literacy, parent literacy, and parenting skills
The results are measurable:
- More collaborative case management around specific families
- Fact-based monitoring of how well families access services to ensure no one falls through the cracks
- Improvements in PAL scores ►