Children & Family Services
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Metis evaluated Keeping Families Together—a program of the Corporation for Supportive Housing—and found that it had been very successful in addressing the complex needs of homeless families who are involved in the child-welfare system.
Metis Associates provides research, evaluation, and IT solutions for children and family services nationally and locally. Metis has worked extensively with government child-welfare agencies in many states; organizations providing foster care services; community-based programs focusing on prevention, day care, and domestic violence; and programs that provide transitional services for young people aging out of the foster care system. Metis brings to the table a deep understanding of the changing funding and policy landscape and skills to help clients succeed in the face of these challenges.
Metis has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's major child-abuse-prevention initiatives, assisting agencies and organizations with planning, research and evaluation, and the establishment of data-collection systems to store, track, and report critical preventive information. We have also implemented community-needs and strengths assessments, supported national and local planning efforts, conducted quality-assurance reviews, and worked closely with programs to build capacity and support collaborative efforts. Metis's work in support of national and local child-welfare-reform initiatives and processes, including developing hotlines, intake and investigation, placement, and ongoing case management, has brought increased cooperation and knowledge-sharing among public and private agencies concerned with child safety.