The Siemer Institute for Family Stability (SIFS) was created to capitalize on the impressive successes of local programs designed to reduce student mobility through homelessness prevention in cities throughout the country. Established by the Siemer Family Foundation, the SIFS will lead the expansion and implementation of family stability programs at a national level.
Since launching SIFS in June, 2011, the Institute has expanded to 49 cities from the original 10. The expansion plan will increase the network to 50 communities by the end of 2014. SIFS is managed at the national level through the United Way of Central Ohio and at the local level through the United Way system. The United Ways actively participate in a collective impact model while sharing best practices that align successes with the intent of creating national change.