SECURING OUR FUTURE is an initiative in partnership with Birth 22 United for Brighter Futures and the Citizens Advisory Committee on Health & Human Services (CAC/HHS) that seeks to create pathways for economic mobility for families with children ages 0-18 who are living below 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL) with a special emphasis on families that are 100% or below FPL and have the ability to work.
On December 14, 2017 the Citizens Advisory Committee on Health & Human Services (CAC/HHS) along with many other organizations from various sectors of the community came together to discuss ways to maximize the effectiveness of a System of Care in order to reduce poverty in Palm Beach County. During the meeting, participants discussed the poverty objective outlined in the Health and Human Services Element of Palm Beach County’s Comprehensive Plan. Participants also discussed the development of a community plan to reduce poverty using a systems thinking approach as well as the eight steps to leading change outlined by John Kotter.
A System of Care that maximizes economic mobility for targeted families.
To collaborate with stakeholders to create an ecosystem that supports innovative systemic change leading to increased economic mobility for low-income families.
To reduce poverty by 10% over the next 10 years by moving 188 households (with children ages 0 – 18) beyond the federal poverty threshold (and eventually the living wage or ALICE threshold) every year for the next decade.
To advance economic mobility by removing systemic barriers and enhancing access to effective and essential health and human services.
OUR Guiding Principles
We believe that:
Framework for Achieving Economic Mobility through Gainful Employment
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