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NN4Y's National Youth Advisory Council was proud to partner with the Children's Rights Summit (CRS).  CRS brought together social justice leaders, in-house counsel and children’s rights advocates to find rights-based solutions for children and their communities. I participated as a lived-experience expert in one of the three injustice kitchens. Gender Injustice Kitchen One of [...]

By Aja Ellington, NYAC Young Leader|2020-01-21T21:58:06-05:00January 21, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

2019 NYAC Fall Retreat 

Every year, our NN4Y National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC) convenes somewhere in the US for our annual strategic planning and training retreat. The 2019 NYAC Fall Retreat was held in San Francisco, CA! This retreat was undoubtedly one of my favorites in my four years serving as a member of the National Youth Advisory [...]

By Benjamin Saldana, NYAC Young Leader|2020-01-21T21:23:41-05:00January 21, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Increased Funding for Key Youth Homelessness Programs in FY 2020 Budget

Congress has just passed the FY2020 budget and is on it way to the President’s desk to be signed. The budget includes increased funding for programs serving young people who are at-risk of and are experiencing homelessness.  Below is a summary of funding and final report and statutory language for programs serving youth experiencing [...]

By |2019-12-19T13:58:49-05:00December 19, 2019|Public Policy Updates|0 Comments

Together, We Are Solving Youth Homelessness

The National Network for Youth envisions a future in which every community in America has an appropriate, youth-centric system response to prevent and ensure that every young person has a safe place to call home. To achieve this vision, we actively work for systemic change through education and advocacy for youth-centric policies, practices, [...]

By |2019-12-19T11:42:14-05:00December 19, 2019|Network News|0 Comments

The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019 (RHYTPA) Introduced Today in the U.S. Senate & House

The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) issues the following release in support of the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (H.R.5191/S.2916), which was introduced in the House and Senate today.   For release: November 20, 2019  Contact: Darla Bardine, National Network for Youth  darla.bardine@nn4youth.org, 202-783-7949 The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention [...]

By |2019-11-20T21:37:01-05:00November 20, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

New Publication: Family First Prevention Services Act:Implications for Addressing Youth Homelessness

New Publication: Family First Prevention Services Act:Implications for Addressing Youth Homelessness Pathways between foster care and youth homelessness are well established and NN4Y and ChildFocus have teamed up to shine a light on the need to promote meaningful collaboration between runaway and homeless youth providers and the child welfare system. Our new paper outlines [...]

By |2019-11-16T09:30:32-05:00November 13, 2019|Network News|0 Comments

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 narrow, and excludes children and [...]

By Jo Ann Paanio, JD, Director of Policy and Advocacy, NN4Y|2019-09-23T16:04:54-04:00September 23, 2019|Public Policy Updates|0 Comments

New Documentary: Lost In America

What does it feel like waking up each morning not knowing where you might find your next place to sleep, when you may come across your next meal, or why is it that others look at you with a lack of compassion? No one wakes up one day and thinks, “I want to [...]

By |2019-09-18T07:31:00-04:00September 18, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, HUD’s Family Unification Program (FUP). [...]

By Ruth White, Executive Director, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare |2019-08-08T14:19:43-04:00August 8, 2019|Blog Post|0 Comments