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Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM EDT
Each night in the greater Seattle area, hundreds of children, youth, and young adults are unaccompanied and have no place to go for a warm, safe place to sleep. Find out what the Raikes Foundation is doing to prevent this tradgedy.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM EDT
Steve Bewsey has opened up his heart and his home for the past 56 years to homeless children. He believes that if we as a community can come together and start addressing the issues of youth homelessness, one day we can come to a solution.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM EDT
Find out about the great work that Pathfinders is doing for homeless youth and the LBGT community.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM EDT
Beth McCullough works tirelessly to make sure that the homeless kids she rescues become successful young adults and with 87% of her "kids" going on to higher education, her work has paid off.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM EDT
When the Ali Forney Center opened it was a one of a kind opportunity for homeless LGBT kids in New York City, and now it has become the largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth in the country.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM EDT
The journey through homelessness is never easy, especially for a child. Unfortunately, schools, housing agencies, and homeless service providers have historically referred families back and forth for resources but rarely worked hand-in-hand to meet the particular needs of school-age children. That's why programs like Project Community Connections are working to provide hope for those suffering from homelessness.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM EDT
MCBOSS's efforts on behalf of homeless families have provided a vehicle for helping change lives and make a difference. The rapid re-housing strategy is allowing families to overcome their housing crisis more quickly and at lower cost than providing shelter or transitional housing. There is renewed hope of attaining the Mercer Alliance’s goal of ending homelessness in our community.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM EDT
At The Night Ministry, Paul Hamann works to create programs and environments that accept youth for who they are without question and provide them with a variety of developmentally appropriate services that are the platform for them to begin to realize their dreams, to claim this land as their own. Those services form a continuum of care that includes street outreach and extends to a two-year transitional living program.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM EDT
Larkin Street began as a small, volunteer-run drop-in center and modest street outreach program aimed to give homeless kids on San Francisco’s streets a safe refuge and over time has grown to offer the full spectrum of care that disconnected youth need to be safe, healthy, and build the skills for self-sufficiency.
Posted byon June 26, 2012 at 5:06 PM EDT
In Colorado, summer food programs don't only provide healthy meals for kids -- they become gathering places, where families come to access much-needed services and receive the "spiritual and community help they need."