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Planning for the Baseline PIT Count in Your Community

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting their 2017 annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count this January. HUD has declared 2017 as the baseline year for youth and young adult homelessness but what does that mean for young people and the programs serving them?  According to HUD, 2017 will be the year that [...]

By | November 23, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Daybreak in Dayton: Innovations in Youth Housing

Daybreak, Inc., was founded in 1975 to operate a shelter for runaway and homeless children serving Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding areas. In the decades that followed, the organization took on additional challenges related to youth experiencing homelessness, including the creation of a program that subsidized apartments in the community for young adults. By 2002, Daybreak [...]

By By Holly Holtzen, PhD, Director of Research and Strategic Planning, OHFA; Bryan Grady, Research Analyst, OHFA; and Stephanie Casey Pierce, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University | September 27, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

The toughest job you’ll ever love: shedding light on the programs for runaway and homeless youth (part II)

In a recent blog post we began to describe a research study we are conducting to address an important, but complex, question, namely, how do we know whether the settings that provide services to runaway and homeless youth (RHY) make a difference in youths’ lives?    photo credit: Lucky S. Michaels To continue this conversation, [...]

By Marya Gwadz, PhD and the RHY Impact Collaborative Research Team, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), NYU College of Nursing, Marya.gwadz@nyu.edu and James Bolas, Executive Director, Coalition for Homeless Youth, nychyorg@gmail.com| April 19, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

The toughest job you’ll ever love: shedding light on the programs for runaway and homeless youth (part I)

A few years ago my colleague, James Bolas, the Executive Director of the Coalition for Homeless Youth (http://www.nychy.org), told me there were rumblings that suggested RHY programs had not sufficiently demonstrated whether and how they affect the lives of the young people they serve. In fact, while there is some research on specific programs and [...]

By Marya Gwadz, PhD and the RHY Impact Collaborative Research Team, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), NYU College of Nursing, Marya.gwadz@nyu.edu and James Bolas, Executive Director, Coalition for Homeless Youth, nychyorg@gmail.com| April 11, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

National Network for Youth to Host Second National Summit on Youth Homelessness

WASHINGTON, DC – On March 19 thru March 20, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) will convene its second annual National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC. This comes at a point in time when there is considerable national and federal interest in prioritizing youth-appropriate policies and increasing commonsense investment in homeless youth services. In response, the Network organized this two-day event to highlight the urgent and unique needs of homeless youth in America and to outline the federal response required to address these needs. Former homeless youth, service providers, advocates from across the United States will attend and participate in this Summit. Also, Members of U.S. Congress and federal agency staff will be featured prominently as both speakers and presenters.

By | March 18, 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

Public Policy Update – May 15, 2012

In May the National Network made recommendations to USICH for system enhancements to end youth homelessness. Read the recommendations.

By | August 5, 2012|Public Policy Updates|0 Comments

National Network Makes Recommendations to USICH

In April the National Network made recommendations to USICH for system enhancements to help end youth homelessness. Click below to see our recommendations.

By | August 5, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

National Network Announces New Public Policy Position

This is a job description for a full-time position. The Board will work with the PPD to receive the necessary supports to set priorities for policy, growth and sustainability. The Public Policy Director is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its vision, mission, goals/guiding principles and financial objectives in conjunction with the Board of Directors.

By | August 5, 2012|Network News|0 Comments

Three National Network for Youth Members Honored by White House

Steve Bewsey of Lifeworks, Paul Hamann of the Night Ministry, and Deborah Shore of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, all named Champions of Change for their work with runaway and homeless youth by the White House. The White House Office of Public Engagement and USICH announced the 13 Champions of Change in the Fight Against Child and Youth Homelessness. These community leaders serving vulnerable children, youth, and families will be honored at a ceremony at the White House.

By | July 12, 2012|Member News|0 Comments

National Network for Youth Chair Deborah Shore Honored at White House

Deborah Shore, chair of the National Network for Youth and Executive Director of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, is part of a group of 13 people being honored as "Champions of Change" for their work in helping communities combat homelessness.

By | July 12, 2012|Member News|0 Comments