Focus AreasChildren and Families

We work with clients to support quality child development, promote safety, and strengthen families. Our services help to enhance systems, policies, and programs to improve the lives of children, families, and communities.

Metis helped Food Bank For New York City study Cookshop for Families, a family-focused nutrition education program. Photo Courtesy of Food Bank For New York City.

Our staff members have expertise in many areas related to children and families. These include foster care, child safety, juvenile justice, dual generation programs, among others. To these and other areas, we bring deep experience with:

  • Studying the implementation and impact of client initiatives
  • Assisting organizations with research and evaluation planning and technical support
  • Helping clients define, manage, track, report, and use critical information
  • Designing and conducting community needs and strengths assessments
  • Supporting national and local program planning efforts
  • Obtaining competitive grant funding to support new or existing initiatives
  • Building a program’s or organization’s self-evaluation capacity
  • Supporting multi-partner collaborative efforts, such as systems of care

We Work With…

  • State-Level Child-Serving Agencies
  • Community-Based Social Service Organizations
  • National and Local Foundations
  • Statewide Intermediary Organizations
  • Local Children’s Services Councils

Our Expertise Includes…

  • Foster Care Support
  • Child and Public Safety
  • Dual-Generation Approaches
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Home Visiting
  • Homelessness
  • Childcare and Early Learning
  • Systems of Care

Let Metis Associates Help with Your Next Project for Children and Families.

For additional information about Metis’s Children and Families services, please contact Donna Wilkens.

Children And Families Case Studies

Disrupting the Cycle of Homelessness

Metis helps a 125-year-old New York City settlement house determine if aftercare services like financial and job counseling keep previously homeless families from becoming displaced again.

Keeping Families Engaged in Healthy Beginnings Services

A Florida-based Children’s Services Council seeks to understand why families leave their system of care before completing programming. Metis offers data-informed solutions for keeping families engaged longer.

What Our Clients Say

Metis has provided a highly professional level of evaluation services, not only exceeding expectations for timely, thorough, and meticulous reporting but, most importantly, ongoing evaluation feedback and technical support to improve the design and delivery of program activities to meet our goals.

Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, Chief Executive Officer, Future Foundation, Inc.

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