Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 pm ET: Join USICH and the Departments of Education (ED) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to discuss how HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) providers and educators, school social workers, and school homeless liaisons can build relationships and link educational support services and homeless services for youth and families experiencing homelessness.
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Darla Bardine as our new Policy Director. Darla has hit the ground running and can be reached by calling the National Network office or emailing her at Darla.Bardine@nn4youth.org.
A December 18, 2012, New York Times article, "After Recession, More Young Adults are Living On the Street," focuses on young adults, who are often working and have at least some college education, who can not afford to rent an apartment. Post recession, the 18-24 year old population has the highest unemployment rates under adults.
The National Network for Youth recommends strategic and targeted actions to support a coordinated effort to engage, serve, and successfully support youth who are unaccompanied and experience runaway and homeless situations. Framed by our successful experiences working with the population and an understanding of the typology of homeless youth presented by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), the recommendations outlined in this paper emerged from a series of meetings involving National Network for Youth runaway and homeless youth service providers in early 2012.
Thursday, October 4, 2012 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT As part of the requirements for receiving federal funding to address homelessness; every community receiving HUD funding must conduct a bi-annual "point -in- time; count of persons experiencing homelessness. For the first time as part of the new Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing; Act guidelines; unaccompanied youth will be counted in the Point in Time count in every community across the country.
Here is a short version of the work presented at the USICH council meeting in June designed to amend Opening Doors. There is a more detailed document on the youth framework, but it will take a while to get that out. We hope you can help us get this into circulation. We are especially keen on promoting the youth point-in-time count and the intervention model.
Experts Address the Legal Problems Surrounding Homeless Youth Services September 10, 2012 by James Swift “We believe we can think through and urge a system that keeps young people safe,” said Deborah Shore, founder and executive director of Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY), at last week’s Alone without a Home: A State-by-State Review of Laws Affecting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Webinar.
In May the National Network made recommendations to USICH for system enhancements to end youth homelessness. Read the recommendations.
In April the National Network made recommendations to USICH for system enhancements to help end youth homelessness. Click below to see our recommendations.
This is a job description for a full-time position. The Board will work with the PPD to receive the necessary supports to set priorities for policy, growth and sustainability. The Public Policy Director is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its vision, mission, goals/guiding principles and financial objectives in conjunction with the Board of Directors.