2Gen Program

What We Offer:

Wrap Around Services

Family Goal Setting

Social Emotional Supports

Tutoring

THA Staff Coaching

Families Can Earn Up To $375 In Cash Incentives

We Provide Support For Tacoma Housing Families

Child Focused With Parent Elements

Early childhood development, parenting skills, family literacy, and health screenings.

Whole Family

Parent & child focused. Support is needed not just for the child, but the whole family.

Parent Focused With Child Elements

Childcare, workforce programs, food and nutrition, and supports for student's parents.

How it Works

Earn cash through completion of family goals:

  • Complete a family goal plan with a case worker = $25
  • Parent attends social emotional classes = $100 
  • Student attends learning/mentoring classes = $50
  • Completion of family goals listed in plan = $200
  •  Total earned for participation = $375

2Gen Partners, like the YMCA, KBTC and the Health Department will be available to provide mentorship programs, tutoring, social emotional learning. 

Eligible Families Will:

  • Have a Household Income of 80% Area Medium or Less
  • Have at Least 1 Student in Middle or High School
  • Have Goals to Work on as a Family

Program Details

The 2Gen Family Engagement Program (“2Gen”) pilot emphasizes a two-generational approach to housing and family stability for families with middle school and high school-aged youth, with wrap-around services focused on family goal setting, social-emotional learning and practice. The pilot recognizes the role of families in the driver’s seat in determining their goals and family incentives to achieve these goals.

The goal of the program is to create opportunities for families of middle and high school students to learn about and practice Social Emotional Learning (SEL) together. Staff will utilize The Prosperity Agenda’s Family-Centered Coaching tools and techniques to help support the whole family as they work together to build family goals, centered around their hopes and dreams. THA will build a robust partnership infrastructure based off family wants and needs.

Through various community partnerships, that will focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Supports as well as with the YMCA, for mentoring and family skills support, the Program aims to increase resources access for families living in THA’s West Portfolio communities.

Increasing resources, including embedding three Client Support & Empowerment Case Workers to build relationships with families will create an atmosphere of goal oriented learning, achieving and well being. THA’s Education Specialist is an additional tool used to help support academically if needed.

Families will also have the opportunity to earn $375 in cash incentives by following through on these core program features:

  • Complete a Family Goal Plan with a THA Case Worker – $25
  • Parent attends Social Emotional Learning Class @ at least 75% attendance – $100
  • Student attends Social Emotional Learning or Mentoring Program @ at least 75% attendance – $50 (per Middle or High School Student)
  • Completion of Goals listed in Family Goals Plan – $200 upon documentation

Byron Williams

Byron Williams Program Supervisor bwilliams@tacomahousing.org (253)284-9480

Stephanie Hopkins

Case Worker shopkins@tacomahousing.org (253)207-4446

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