Runaway and Homeless Youth

More African American children than white children are born into poverty in the United States.
Cynthia Solomon didn’t know much about homeless youth when she set out to build a secure website where people could store their personal health records.
At a recent community symposium on the commercial sexual exploitation of young people in Dallas, the audience witnessed an unrehearsed demonstration of just how far the city has come in its approach to combating trafficking.
For nearly two decades, Park Place Outreach ran its emergency shelter out of one of Savannah, GA’s signature Victorian homes. Then about five years ago, the organization’s leaders decided they couldn’t stay in the drafty old building any longer. “We knew energy costs were going to be going up,” says Executive Director Linda K. Hilts. “The goal was to make [our...
Certified yoga instructor Casadi Marino teaches others how to achieve yoga's benefts, but her expertise extends beyond the mat. Working at the Regional Research Institute for Human Services, she has studied the effects of yoga on mental health.
We’ve often heard people who work with homeless youth in rural areas talk about the particular challenges their young people face. These teens travel dozens of miles to get to school, to health clinics, to social service agencies. Often, there’s no youth shelter within hundreds of miles.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care Program is a community-wide approach to helping people (including unaccompanied youth) experiencing homelessness and to providing the services they need to move into transitional and permanent housing.
For the last few years, Eric Rice has been studying the largely positive aspects of social networking for at-risk and runaway youth.
Do you want to help youth find a career that matches their goals and interests instead of landing just any job? If you answered yes, you’re in luck. The U.S.
For people in the runaway and homeless youth field, it's the million dollar question: What makes a young person more or less likely to run away or leave home and become homeless? If we knew the answer, perhaps we could end youth homelessness entirely.
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