From 1998 to 2001, the Friends of Children's Trust Fund evaluated and disseminated findings on its Healthy Families Massachusetts program, which provides home visits for new mothers under the age of 20.
The evaluation examined both process and outcomes, relying primarily on information in the program's data system and interviews with mothers enrolled in the evaluation as data sources.
Based in Boston, the Friends of Children's Trust Fund is a nonprofit organization that works to prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting parents and strengthening families.
Because both studies are ongoing, findings are preliminary. The process study showed that:
The outcome study showed that: