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Racism is a Public Health Threat

The National Network for Youth works to address and respond to youth homelessness and in doing so recognizes the systemic oppression that has been institutionalized and continues to impact black and brown lives. Now is the time for each and every one of us to look within and ask [...]

Take Action: Ask Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor HCYA, H.R. 2001

Take Action: Ask Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor The Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 2001) Encourage your U.S. House Representative to support and cosponsor the Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 2001). Currently, the definition of "homeless" used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is [...]

Jo Ann Paanio, JD, Director of Policy and Advocacy, NN4YSeptember 23, 2019|Public Policy Updates|

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, [...]

Ruth White, Executive Director, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare August 8, 2019|Blog Post|

NN4Y Statement on Passage of JJDPA with RHYA Reauthorization

NN4Y Statement on Passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act with provisions Reauthorizing the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Today, Congress passed H.R. 6964, which reauthorizes the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), and provides for a short-term reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The bill [...]

December 13, 2018|Press Releases|

NN4Y Salutes Y2Y’s Sam & Sarah

How Engaged Students Become Innovative Leaders NN4Y Salutes Y2Y’s Sam & Sarah Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz are the co-founders of Y2Y Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. Y2Y Harvard Square is the nation’s first student-run overnight shelter. It employs a youth-to-youth model to provide a safe and affirming environment for [...]

National Network for YouthSeptember 6, 2017|#boldsalute|

Public Schools Reported More Unaccompanied Youth Experiencing Homelessness in 2015-2016. Is This Good News?

Public Schools Reported More Unaccompanied Youth Experiencing Homelessness in 2015-2016. Is This Good News? By Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection, and Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth Preliminary data[i] released by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) last month indicate a significant jump in the number of [...]

Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection, and Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for YouthJuly 11, 2017|Network News|

A Message From NN4Y’s New Board Chair

Greetings NN4Y Members, Melinda Giovengo, Chair of the National Network for Youth and CEO of YouthCare Hello from Seattle! This is Melinda Giovengo, PhD. – the CEO of YouthCare. Two weeks ago, I had the deep honor of being elected as the incoming Chairperson of the National Network [...]

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 [...]

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|

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. [...]

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.comApril 19, 2016|Blog Post|

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 [...]

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.comApril 11, 2016|Blog Post|
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