Homelessness is more than a lack of a place to sleep tonight. For a young person, it means instability, fear, and often an inability to properly learn and prepare for adulthood. Increasingly, people who work with vulnerable youth are realizing that the lack of a safe and stable home makes it difficult for any other youth-focused program to be successful....
Data on youth homelessness is notoriously lacking. We need better data to understand the scale of the problem and our progress toward solving it.
Because of the generosity of Barbara and Al Siemer, a collaboration of 23 United Ways is sharing best practices and collecting and assessing data that will lead to a better understanding of homelessness and its impact on children.
What happens when you bring together more than 900 of the nation’s leading players in the work of ending family and youth homelessness from the non-profit, government, advocacy and philanthropic sectors?
At this week’s NAEH 2013 Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness, Funders Together hosted several events as part of our Networking Series: Where Catalytic Philanthropy Begins With Conversation.
All of us should cringe when we hear the words “youth” and “homelessness” joined together. No society, least of all ours, should tolerate a system which allows our young to be discarded, victimized or left to live on the streets.
A few years ago I was stopped on a freeway off-ramp on my way to a meeting in downtown Seattle. As I sat there, I noticed a group of homeless people gathered under the overpass. Then I saw something that shook me.
A seminal study established the link between childhood trauma and poor health outcomes in adulthood.
Philanthropy needs to play a role in order for us to achieve the goals in Opening Doors.