The Alliance Welcomes 11 New Members to Its Strategic Action Network

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 6, 2019 – The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a strategic action network of thousands of committed social sector professionals, welcomed 11 new members in the first half of 2019, with Alliance members now serving 48 states plus the District of Columbia and the Philippines. 

  • Amethyst Place in Kansas City, Missouri – Supports women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their children by providing safe, drug-free housing and individualized services to promote healthy families
  • Bay View Community Center in Milwaukee – Provides food assistance, educational services, and enrichment programs for people of all ages 
  • Christopher House in Chicago – Is a family of schools that helps low-income, at-risk families succeed in school, the workplace, and life
  • Connecticut Department of Social Services in Hartford – Delivers and funds a range of programs and services as Connecticut's multi-faceted health and human services agency; it serves about 1 million residents in all 169 Connecticut cities and towns
  • East End House in Cambridge, Massachusetts – Holistically promotes the well-being, academic achievement, and successful transition to adulthood of children and youth
  • Ibero-American Action League in Rochester, New York – Ignites the potential of individuals and families in New York state's Latino Community
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois in Des Plaines – Provides foster care, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment, home care for seniors, affordable senior housing, residential programs for people with developmental disabilities, and programs that help formerly incarcerated individuals integrate back into society
  • North American Family Institute in Stoneham, Massachusetts – Specializes in community-based care for children, youth, and adults with mental and/or behavioral health challenges
  • Open Door Community House in Columbus, Georgia  – Focuses on long-term solutions to poverty through four community ministries, three homeless ministries, and the community-wide initiative Circles in Columbus
  • Social Development Commission in Milwaukee – Studies the root cause of poverty and empowers people with the resources to move beyond poverty
  • Willowstone Family Services in Lafayette, Indiana – Strengthens individuals and families across the lifespan
The Alliance's strategic action network is comprised of a variety of member organizations located across the U.S. including:
  • Direct Service Organizations. Private, nonprofit human-serving organizations, settlement houses, neighborhood centers, and grassroots organizations that provide services to children, families, adults, and communities or that focus on economic empowerment or neighborhood development; this includes both religiously affiliated and secular organizations
  • State Associations. State or regional federations, councils, and associations that primarily represent private, nonprofit human serving organizations serving children, families, adults, and communities
  • Affiliate Members. Higher education institutions, foundations, public entities, or for-profit organizations that have knowledge, interests, values, and an agenda that is aligned with the vision and mission of the Alliance and its network.

Members of the Alliance share a common vision of creating a healthy and equitable society so children, adults, and families may achieve their full potential. They provide and lead an array of programs such as counseling, education and enrichment, adoption and foster care, workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, and civic engagement and advocacy. Through membership in the Alliance, organizations enjoy access to the Alliance’s suite of resources including a member library encompassing the latest research, a public policy and advocacy office that connects members to key legislative leaders, and back-office operations support.

About the Alliance   

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a strategic action network of thousands of committed social sector leaders who through their excellence, distinction, and influence are working to achieve a healthy and equitable society. We serve as an incubator for learning and innovation to generate new solutions to the toughest problems and aggregate the very best sector knowledge. The Alliance accelerates change through dynamic leadership development and collective actions to ensure policies and systems provide equal access and opportunity for all people in our nation to reach their fullest potential. Go to  for more information.