For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. The Boston Initiative’s core strategies included:
- Prevention through training and capacity building for mental health providers, early child care and education systems, and shelter providers and residents on the impact of violence and trauma on children and how to support and promote resilience in children.
- Intervention by strengthening families with the support of community organizations that implement evidence based, family nurturing programs, engaging youth through social media that promotes healthy relationships and prevents violence, and providing evidence based direct services for children exposed to violence.
Homies Unidos provides youth life skills and parenting programs for target families and gang at-risk and gang involved youth.