The Siemer Institute for Family Stability (SIFS) is a national, integrated, comprehensive model to prevent family homelessness and reduce school mobility. It was created to capitalize on the impressive successes of 10 local programs designed to reduce student mobility through homelessness prevention in cities throughout the country.
Since launching SIFS in June, 2011, the Institute has expanded to 50 cities from the original 10. The expansion plan will increase the network to 70 communities by the end of 2016. 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.