Our Families

Issues Our Families Face

Of CFR’s clients, 83% are people of color and 73% are women. All of our families are living in poverty. All are experiencing the complicated child welfare system. And all are at risk of having their children placed in foster care.

But each family faces a distinct set of challenges that threaten their stability.


100% of the families served by CFR live below the poverty line

Domestic Violence

20% of our clients are victims of domestic violence


27% of our families are homeless and many face unstable housing

Language & Immigration

26% of our clients are immigrants

Mental Health

24% of CFR parents have a mental health diagnosis

Substance Abuse

24% have a history of substance abuse

Single Parenthood

38% of parents are raising their children as single parents

Karen’s Story

Karen was a victim of violence who was forced to live in homeless shelters. View Karen’s story.