The Life Guides Program works with families to increase their self-sufficiency across several domains. The data presented reflects self-sufficiency
scores, based on the new Life Guides Self-Sufficiency Matrix, for families who have been in Life Guides for two or more years. The instrument and
definitions for each self-sufficiency status can be found in Appendix A. Families are rated on a scale: In Crisis, At Risk, Safe, Stable, and Thriving. The Life Guides Program aims to help families progress to at or above Safe in all domains.