Bipartisan letters were sent this week by Members of Congress to House and Senate leadership requesting increased funding for children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness in the next COVID-19 relief legislation that Congress approves. The House letter was led by U.S. Representatives John Yarmuth (D-KY), Don Bacon (R-NE), and Danny K. Davis (D-IL); the Senate letter was led by U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

The letters request specific support through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act program, the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program, Services for Survivors of Sex and Labor Trafficking, and a new Family Stabilization Fund through the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Now more than ever, these young people need our attention. Yet, these targeted requests have been largely left out of previous coronavirus legislation, including the CARES Act and the HEROES Act. In order to prevent further harm, dedicated resources are needed through the programs and systems that are best positioned to immediately help children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness and trafficking, and ensure their long-term stability. Ask your Members of Congress to support children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness and trafficking today!

Take Action

Please take one minute now to urge your U.S. Representative and your U.S. Senators to support homeless and trafficked children, youth, and families in the next coronavirus relief legislation.

  1. Use this simple form to enter your zip code, personalize a template letter, and hit “send” to deliver a message to your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators
  2. Please share this alert as widely as possible with your networks.

U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators also may be reached through the U.S Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121.


May 20, 2020

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