National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

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Get to Know a Grantee: Looking Glass

October 9, 2019

The RHY Clearinghouse developed the Get to Know a Grantee questionnaire to illustrate the great variety of youth-serving FYSB grantees, to share their insights on the work that they do, and to inspire collaboration and the sharing of experiences and ideas. This month, we feature Looking Glass Youth and Family Services in Eugene, OR. Looking Glass was among the first youth-serving organizations to receive FYSB funding; they were first awarded an RHY grant in 1974.

Education Help for Runaway and Homeless Youth

June 17, 2019

For more than 30 years, one piece of federal legislation has ensured that runaway and homeless youth receive the same educational opportunities as their peers with stable housing. In this RHY Issue Brief, you'll find information about the McKinney-Vento Act, students' rights under the legislation, where to find state and local Coordinators for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, and much more.

Get to Know a Grantee: Sea Haven

May 31, 2019

Every month, the RHY Clearinghouse highlights the work of RHY grantees through the Get to Know a Grantee questionnaire. For this edition, we spoke with the executive director of Sea Haven in Myrtle Beach, SC. Sea Haven has secured and maintained FYSB grants for more than two decades and has successfully sustained program services during periods when FYSB funds were not available.

Get to Know a Grantee: Alternatives for Girls

May 17, 2019

We developed the Get to Know a Grantee questionnaire to illustrate the great variety of youth-serving FYSB grantees, to share their insights on the work that they do, and to inspire collaboration and the sharing of experiences and ideas. This month, we feature Alternatives for Girls, a Detroit-based nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and explore opportunities to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET. SchoolHouse Connection webinar: Making the Case for Homeless College Students: A Case Manager Perspective

October 15-17 – JuST 2019 Conference on Juvenile Sex Trafficking in Cincinnati, OH

October 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET. SchoolHouse Connection webinar: Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness: What the YRBS Teaches Us About Health Risks, and How Professionals Can Mitigate Them

October 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Youth Collaboratory webinar: Engaging Family, Engaging Community: Creating a Network of Support with Young People

October 24 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  Pathways Research and Training Center at Portland State University webinar: Using Text and Email with Clients: Guidance and Resources for Providers

October 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET.  Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019 Kick-Off Event on Facebook

October 28-30 – Urban Institute conference: Foundations for the Future of Housing in Chicago, IL

October 28-30 – Healthy Teen Network 40th Annual National Conference in New Orleans, LA