Families First staff and board members participate in Healthcare Coverage Day at the Capitol in January 2015.
Families First staff and board members participate in Healthcare Coverage Day at the Capitol in January 2015.

Families First Advocacy program is a key component of our approach to achieving the organization’s mission to ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families. The Advocacy program identifies areas of public policy that must be addressed in order to help create the conditions that will break the cycle of poverty, allow families to success and flourish, and allow children to thrive. The program analyzes policy, identifies best practices and needed changes, determines strategies, and engages staff, volunteer, and other partner organizations in the work. Priorities for action are consistent with Families First’s Impact Areas and with analysis of current opportunities and resources. Our work consists of…

  • Advocating on behalf of legislation that is beneficial to the children and families we serve
  • Tracking and monitoring bills on the local, state, and national level that are germane to our mission
  • Cultivating relationships with key political and advocacy stake holders
  • Organizing and hosting events to promote our advocacy efforts