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Family Support

To meet the needs of disadvantaged families and families with a family member with a disability, supports should build upon each family’s strengths, providing needed information, resources and support to assist families in leading empowered community lives. Because each family is unique, supports should always be family-driven, easy to use and flexible. Over the years, HSRI has conducted numerous evaluations of family support in the disability as well as child welfare field, worked with families to improve public policy, developed innovative strategies to support families, and provided technical assistance to family advocates around the country.  HSRI also operates a local family center.