King County Home Visiting Program Recognized for Work to Close the Opportunity Gap

There is still a lot of work to do when it comes to supporting ALL children to get a great start in school and life. But from time to time, it’s nice to stop and recognize the successes we’re having in supporting the families furthest from opportunity.
This week The Road Map Project celebrated the great work happening in South King County and South Seattle to advance equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students. Among the winners in the 2014 Road Map Project Awards Program was the Parent-Child Home Program from United Way of King County and partners. Thrive is proud to be among those partners supporting this program that brings voluntary home visiting to low-income, isolated families.

The success of this home visiting program depends on the partnering community-based organizations, whose staff members conduct the home visits, bringing their community-specific cultural and language expertise. The parents who participated in the Parent-Child Home Program showed increases in a variety of positive behaviors with their children, and the children demonstrated increased pre-literacy skills.
Congratulations to our partners and other honorees, and keep up the good work!