The Network's Policy Director was asked to write a blog post for the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness' (USICH) Youth Week.
November, 20, 2013—Today is NN4Y's National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) Hill Day. This day of action needs YOUR participation to be successful! Please take a few minutes to call, email or write to your federal representatives. We have compiled all the information you need to participate.
NN4Y’s Huffington Post Article: Kids Caught in Child Trafficking Are Victims, Not Perps—And Need Our Help
Tough economic times and strapped government budgets are tearing our social fabric in the weakest places. One of the saddest and most gruesome examples is the steady rise in the commercial sexual exploitation of children, especially those who run away from home or broken systems designed to protect them.
Upcoming Webinar—Working Together: Increasing Early Childhood Education Services for Homeless Children
June 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm EDT. This webinar is intended to provide information to CoCs and homeless services providers. Register Today!
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.
Federal funding has been reduced across the board and funding for youth and families services are no exception. This webinar is designed to help you to succeed in this highly competitive environment. We will help you understand and creatively take advantage of the funding still to be released during the 2013 grant season.
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.