Category: Youth

Ending Homelessness for Unaccompanied Minor Youth

This paper examines the necessary elements of a comprehensive response to youth homelessness that is based on the expertise shared by nonprofit providers with years of experience serving unaccompanied minor youth. Through the Practice Knowledge Project, they identified the following […]

Ending Homelessness for Unaccompanied Youth Age 18-24

Each year, around 150,000 unaccompanied older youth experience homelessness. These youth have a broad range of needs but there is no comprehensive system to prevent their homelessness, provide supportive services, and ensure sufficient safe shelter and long-term housing options. Such […]

Rapid Re-Housing for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Rapid re-housing is an intervention that helps people who are homeless quickly return to permanent housing. The intervention has been widely used to end homelessness for adults, including both individuals and families. It was also identified as a promising practice […]

Family Intervention for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Learning what works and what does not in family intervention is vital to ending youth homelessness, and providers shared the following important lessons based on their many years of experience: Family intervention is almost always appropriate, and families should be […]

It’s Time to Break the Connection Between Foster Care and Homelessness

Research shows that people who have spent time in the foster care system tend to become homeless at an earlier age than homeless people without foster care histories. They’re also overrepresented among the homeless youth population.

It’s well known in the homeless assistance field that the foster care system itself is a feeder into youth homelessness, but this year it’s come to the attention of several senators who have introduced legislation to address the problem.

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