Saint Luke's Foundation

Resilient Families Resources

Welcome! Please check back with us frequently – we look forward to sharing resources with you each quarter that can help you learn about our short-term and long-term program strategies in greater detail. We will also share other general Resilient Families program-related topics of interest.

Additionally, we invite you to share resources with us that align with our Resilient Families program area. Links to suggested resources can be emailed to Christie Manning, Senior Program Officer for Resilient Families at

Program Strategy Area Resources

Coordinate Resources

  • Through a New Lens: Toward a Fundamental Reframing of ‘‘the Client’’

    Millions of Americans have experienced foreclosure and job loss or have watched as their savings disappeared almost overnight in the volatile market. This has thrown countless families into financial turmoil, forcing many into poverty for the first time, while others have descended further into destitution.

  • Understanding Informal Resources

    Informal resources are the “goodies” in a community that can be supportive to families, and that do not cost money to get. They occur both within a family and their friends, and within communities.

Empower Parents

  • Strengthening Families as a Platform for Collaboration

    Collaboration across multiple service systems is central to the Strengthening Families approach. State and local leadership teams for Strengthening Families are made up of multiple agencies and partners, including community and parent leaders.

  • Family Support: An Essential Component for Effective Preschool Programs

    Throughout North America there is a growing consensus that investing in high-quality, universal, pre-kindergarten programs
    would be wise. Consequently, pre-kindergarten programs have grown exponentially.

  • Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

    Video from Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. This really resonated with us on the importance of focusing on building the capabilities of individuals and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships.

  • Do Assets Help Families Cope with Adverse Events?

    Research detailed here points to the importance of both income and assets in supporting family resilience when faced with negative life events.

  • Investment Summary

    Making Connections initiative – when families are strong, outcomes for even the most disadvantaged children will substantially improve.

Contact our Senior Program Officer for Resilient Families, Christie Manning!

If you have questions about this program area or would like more information, call or email Christie today.

(216) 431-8010 |

Download our Resilient Families
Program Strategy Information Sheet

We considered how Saint Luke’s Foundation could best use its resources, networks and position to have measurable impact in this community. Our refined approach for our Resilient Families program strategy sets a clear, mission-aligned direction for short-term and long-term outcomes to improve and transform the heath and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Download it here!

Additional Helpful
Resilient Families Resources


General Information

Overview of the protective factors framework that informs both prongs of our strategy.


Capacity Building Information

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Extended Deadline for Superstar nominations (10/27/17)

Know a Superstar? Good news! Deadline for nominations have been extended until Friday, October 27. Click here to be directed to nomination form. The Superstar Award is a $5,000 cash prize awarded to a deserving nominee in Cuyahoga County. The local winner will automatically be included as a finalist for the national Veronica Award.   […]


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