Igniting a movement to elevate family well-being

At the Institute for Family, we believe family is the foundation for healthy children and strong communities. So, when families are at their strongest, everyone benefits. Therefore, we are part of a growing movement to promote family well-being, ensuring all families have the opportunities they need to thrive. Our approach →

Join us in our mission as we listen to families, hear their authentic stories, and learn from their expertise. Help us create a future that strengthens and celebrates family.


Kinship Care: Quiet Space with Bold Opportunities

Kinship Care: Quiet Space with Bold Opportunities

Two families exemplify how unification helps not only children, but everyone. The term “kinship care” describes an experience familiar to 2.7 million families in the United States when relatives step up to raise children whose parents cannot care for them for the time being. “Kinship is a quiet space that requires a lot more attention,” says Shrounda, Director of Public Policy at Children’s Home Society of Washington.

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The Time to Step Up

The Time to Step Up

A young, single father opens his home to a cousin in-need and builds a unique family. Sometimes in life you are confronted with the challenge of deciding how you will stand for your family. Trestan was only 24 years old when he found out his 11-year-old cousin Tyreal was living in a group home. Tyreal’s father had recently passed away and his mother was struggling and unable to care for him.

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The Unlearning of Child Welfare




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How investing in families starts with shifting perspectives challenging traditions, and imagining bold solutions


This award-winning film follows Mandy and Raif as they age out of America’s foster care system and impact the system that raised them. For access to this inspiring film, subscribe to our mailing list and watch the full documentary on our website.

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