The Support That Homeless Families Need
An innovative housing program demonstrates that keeping families together and their kids out of foster care can pay big dividends.
Nancy Barrand is a senior adviser on program development at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Since starting with RWJF in 1986, she has worked on a range of programming concerning health-care policy research and financing, supportive housing for the chronically homeless, integrating community and correctional health care, long-term care, and rural health care including helping to develop such programs as GreenHouse, Playworks, HealthLeads, Project ECHO, Keeping Families Together and RWJF’s Health Care Financing and Organization initiative.
She also co-chairs the foundation’s Impact Capital Committee, which steers RWJF’s program-related investments and social-impact investing work. Before coming to RWJF, she served on the staff of a U.S. senator and as staff to a California State Assembly Committee.