In 2016, United Way of Central Indiana initiated the Great Families 2020 program to provide financial stability to families in Indianapolis. The GF2020 service delivery model used a two-generational (2Gen) approach that simultaneously addressed the needs of parents/caregivers and their children (ages 0–6). GF2020 was implemented across five neighborhoods in Indianapolis by eight subgrantees and their partners.
During the past five years, researchers at Indiana University assessed levels of collaboration as well as the impact of participating organizations. CRISP researchers produced a series of briefs which:
- Examine how participating subgrantees and partner organizations benefited from their collaboration
- Highlight the need for future 2Gen services that could help families meet their basic needs
- Call attention to principles, policies, and practices for successfully promoting 2Gen programming within the state of Indiana