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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 | March 23, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

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

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 | 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 | June 17, 2016|Network News|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

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 | 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 | December 23, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments