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So far Valerie Douglas, Director of Counseling & RHY Services, The Center for Youth Services, Inc., Rochester, NY has created 147 blog entries.

Why #ILoveRHYA: The Center for Youth Services in Rochester, NY

The Center for Youth Services (The Center) has been providing services to runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and their families in Rochester, NY for over four decades. The Center was started by youth in the early 1970’s; our first Executive Director was 18 years old. The Center established the first Host Home program in New [...]

By Valerie Douglas, Director of Counseling & RHY Services, The Center for Youth Services, Inc., Rochester, NY| 2017-06-22T14:39:23+00:00 June 22, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Youth Services in Tulsa, OK

Imagine you’re standing outside of a high school at the end of the day when the bell rings, and a wave of youth comes streaming out. Their chatter is infectious, upbeat. They are happy their school day is finished and eager to hang out with their friends, go to practice, see their families, or maybe [...]

By David C. Grewe, LCSW, Executive Director, Youth Services, Tulsa, OK | 2017-06-15T13:43:23+00:00 June 14, 2017|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: YouthCare in Seattle, WA

For over 40 years, YouthCare has been the leading provider of services for homeless youth and young adults ages 12-24 in Seattle/King County. Established in 1974 as a 3-bed shelter for runaway and homeless youth, YouthCare has since grown to 13 sites serving over 1400 youth every year. YouthCare has led the way—both locally and [...]

By Melinda Giovengo, PhD., CEO, YouthCare in Seattle, WA| 2017-06-09T08:13:51+00:00 June 8, 2017|Blog Post, News|0 Comments

Summit 2017 a Snowy Success

Summit 2017 a Snowy Success NN4Y Youth Advisors open the Summit. Last week, advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC for the 2017 National Summit on Youth Homelessness to discuss the intersection of youth and young adult homelessness practice and policy. By sharing practice and policy solutions with each other, everyone lefter [...]

By | 2017-03-23T16:07:51+00:00 March 23, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

We Updated Our Look!

Since 2015, the National Network for Youth has undergone a period of intense growth and development. We have hired three new team members, including full-time Directors of Public Policy and Youth Engagement. Meanwhile, NN4Y has expanded the breadth of our work by pursuing additional partnerships with policymakers, experts and organizations throughout the country. As a [...]

By | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 August 9, 2016|Network News|0 Comments

NN4Y is Expanding Our Partnerships with Young Leaders!

  Since 1974, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has pursued inclusive and collaborative solutions to youth homelessness in America. Today, we uphold that mission by announcing the expansion of our National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC)! We need your help in identifying formerly homeless young leaders, who are passionate about using their voice to create [...]

By | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 June 17, 2016|Network News|0 Comments

How Did We Count? Lessons on Youth Inclusion from California’s 2015 PIT Counts

Why count youth in California? As is the case across the nation, California’s youth experiencing homelessness are often undercounted and ignored. After the 2013 PIT count, we knew our state had a high rate of unsheltered homeless youth and students, and that communities needed help to improve data collection for these youth. So, funded by [...]

By Jess Lin, Project Director, Center for Public Health Research, San Francisco Department of Public Health; Shahera Hyatt, Director, California Homeless Youth Project; Laura Petry, Policy & Planning Analyst, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority; and Colette (Coco) Auerswald, Associate Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 January 19, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

NN4Y’s Team is Expanding in 2016! Job Opportunities Are Now Available

We are pleased to announce that our team will be expanding to five full-time staff in 2016! We are grateful for the generosity and partnership of our funders. We are hiring a Director of Public Policy and Director of Youth Engagement. Please share these opportunities with stellar and qualified individuals. Please, no phone calls. The [...]

By | 2017-06-08T13:32:29+00:00 December 23, 2015|Blog Post|0 Comments

The FY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill: What it Means for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Background: Early this morning, U.S. Congressional leaders released the text of an omnibus spending bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. Although it has yet to become law, this bill is likely to become the official FY 2016 federal spending plan. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the measure this Friday, followed [...]

By | 2017-06-08T13:32:41+00:00 December 16, 2015|Blog Post|0 Comments