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