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HUD’s New Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI)

HUD’s New Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI) HUD gave youth a seat at the table and it turns out they can cook   By Ruth White, Executive Director, NCHCW I consider myself a pretty good advocate.  I’ve increased a federal line item or two over the years.  Most notably, HUD’s Family Unification Program (FUP). [...]

By Ruth White, Executive Director, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare |2019-08-08T14:19:43-04:00August 8, 2019|Blog Post|0 Comments

New Report Explores Pathways Into Youth Homelessness; Elevates Critical Importance of RHYA

New Report Explores Pathways Into Youth Homelessness; Elevates Critical Importance of RHYA This latest brief from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago highlights the findings of the 215 in-depth interviews of young people ages 13-25, in five US counties: Cook County, IL; Philadelphia County, PA; San Diego County, CA; Travis County, TX; [...]

By |2019-06-05T13:16:36-04:00June 5, 2019|Blog Post, News|0 Comments

Recent Poll Reveals Disparity Between Wanting to Help Homeless Youths and Understanding the Scope of Youth Homelessness in America

Recent Poll Reveals Disparity Between Wanting to Help Homeless Youths and Understanding the Scope of Youth Homelessness in America The National Network for Youth believes in the importance of tapping into key data that will help drive the mission to end youth homelessness forward. This past February, we partnered with Ipsos, a global [...]

By |2019-04-02T12:12:46-04:00March 11, 2019|Blog Post, Network News|0 Comments

National Network for Youth statement in response to children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border

National Network for Youth statement in response to children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border We are heartbroken that children were suddenly separated from their caregivers and placed in institutional care.  We are particularly concerned that the policies resulting in family separation were implemented as part of an effort to [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:45:13-04:00August 16, 2018|Blog Post|0 Comments

Groundbreaking Report Reveals Significant Homelessness Among America’s Youth & Young Adults

GROUNDBREAKING REPORT REVEALS SIGNIFICANT HOMELESSNESS AMONG AMERICA’S YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS Homelessness just as prevalent in rural, urban communities; 1 in 3 homeless young women are pregnant or parenting WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 15, 2017 – Earlier today, Voices of Youth Count, an initiative of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, released a first-of-its [...]

By |2019-03-12T09:45:14-04:00November 15, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: The Night Ministry in Chicago, IL

The Night Ministry has received RHY funding for our housing programs for youth & young adults experiencing homelessness since the mid-1990’s.  We proudly operate two RHYA-funded Basic Center Programs, a Street Outreach Program, and a Transitional Living Program. We believe that youth who experience homelessness need to have a variety of age- and developmentally-appropriate housing [...]

By |2017-09-28T10:48:58-04:00September 28, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About: HHS’s Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) Program

What You Need to Know About: HHS’s Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) Program Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) is the Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), multi-phase grant program to learn what works to prevent homelessness among Youth and Young Adults (YYA) with child welfare [...]

By |2017-09-26T10:17:51-04:00September 26, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Why #ILoveRHYA: Urban Peak in Denver, CO

Every youth that walks through our doors at Urban Peak possesses an intimate and incredible story. Some of our youth may share similarities in these stories, but as each one unfolds in its own personal narrative I am reminded time and time again why I choose to work with runaway and homeless youth. Every week, [...]

By |2017-08-17T15:13:48-04:00August 17, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments