Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Can a homelessness prevention program run by a network of neighborhood-based organizations keep at-risk families out of shelter and will the cost of the prevention services be offset by savings resulting from reducing shelter expenses? These are the questions that this study of New York City’s Homebase Community Prevention (CP) program answers through a random assignment evaluation. The study also explored the possible effects of CP on two of the city’s collateral municipal systems that provide child welfare and income assistance services. The study was conducted by Abt’s Howard Rolston, Ph.D., Gretchen Locke, MA, and Judy Geyer, Ph.D. in partnership with Steve Metraux and Dan Treglia of the University of the Sciences.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.