The Coordinating Center

Strengthening At Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children
represents a marriage of Conrad N. Hilton Foundation's long-standing commitment to early childhood development and homelessness. A key component of this Initiative's implementation was the creation of a Coordinating Center, comprised of national experts in the fields of family homelessness, child development, child welfare and housing. This was not a physical Center, but, rather, consisted of the staff expertise to ensure that the local grantees had the skills, knowledge and support needed to achieve project outcomes and, also, to ensure that the local outcomes could be translated to have a national impact.
The Coordinating Center was comprised of three national partners, which mirrored the local partnerships, bridging the homelessness/housing and child development/welfare service sectors.

The National Center on Family Homelessness


The National Center on Family Homelessness is the nation's only research and social action organization dedicated solely to helping homeless children and families. By developing model programs, effective services, and innovative technical assistance, The National Center works to stabilize the lives of homeless families.  Its mission is to identify what works, educate and inspire, and take action to end family homelessness.  Learn more.

National Alliance to End Homelessness


The National Alliance to End Homelessness works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives.  The Alliance provides data and research to policymakers and elected officials to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.  Learn more.

 Zero to Three


ZERO TO THREE is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The organization's mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. This is accomplished by translating research and knowledge - specifically information about the kinds of early experiences that help children thrive - into a range of practical tools and resources for use by the adults who influence the lives of young children. ZERO TO THREE's work is designed to meet three major goals: train professionals and build networks of leaders, raise public awareness of early childhood issues, and influence policies and practices. Learn more.

Funded by The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation


The Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by hotel entrepreneur and business leader Conrad N. Hilton, who left his fortune to the foundation with instructions to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable throughout the world without regard to religion, ethnicity or geography.  With offices in Los Angeles, California and Reno, Nevada, the foundation has provided more than $500 million for charitable projects throughout the United States and the world. Learn more.

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