National Coalition for Homeless Youth

National Network for Youth, with the True Colors Fund, co-leads the National Coalition for Homeless Youth (NCHY) to facilitate communication and collaboration among the organizations that are working to address youth homelessness, or on issues that intersect with youth homelessness.

The National Coalition for Homeless Youth brings together a diverse group of 48 partners to strengthen our common goals and advance a federal plan and response to youth homelessness. NCHY is facilitating greater communication and collaboration amongst its members by:

  • Keeping the membership informed about federal policy efforts and opportunities around youth homelessness and intersecting issues through direct and consistent communication from the coalition and its members
  • Providing an opportunity for members to identify efforts to work on together or support each other on
  • Providing an open forum for members to share ideas and strategize about potential and current opportunities and obstacles
  • Providing an opportunity for the membership to leverage its collective voice to advance a shared objective or address a shared concern

Currently, the National Coalition for Homeless Youth facilitates various opportunities for collaboration and communication, including:

  • Monthly Membership Meetings / Conference Calls (Noon on 3rd Thursday)
  • Regular Email Updates and Action Alerts
  • A Google Group for the Membership

Current Members of the National Coalition for Homeless Youth

  1. Advocates for Youth
  2. AIDS United
  3. American Bar Association
  4. American Youth Policy Forum
  5. Campaign for Youth Justice
  6. Center for American Progress
  7. CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
  8. Children’s Defense Fund
  9. Child Welfare League of America
  10. Coalition for Juvenile Justice
  11. Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
  12. Corporation for Supportive Housing
  13. Covenant House International
  15. Equality Federation
  16. Equity Project
  17. First Focus
  18. Forum for Youth Investment
  19. Funders Together to End Homelessness
  20. GEMS
  21. Healthy Teen Network
  22. Human Rights Campaign
  23. Human Rights Project for Girls
  24. Lambda Legal
  1. Mental Health America
  2. National Alliance to End Homelessness
  3. National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
  4. National Black Justice Coalition
  5. National Center on Family Homelessness
  6. National Center for Lesbian Rights
  7. National Center for Transgender Equality
  8. National Center on Housing and Child Welfare
  9. National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  10. National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects
  11. National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  12. National Housing Conference
  13. National Juvenile Defender Center
  14. National Juvenile Justice Network
  15. National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
  16. National LGBTQ Task Force
  17. National Low Income Housing Coalition
  18. National Network for Youth
  19. Peace Alliance
  20. Shared Hope International
  21. Spark Action
  22. Transgender Law Center
  23. The National Crittenton Foundation
  24. The Trevor Project
  25. True Colors Fund