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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.

Q&A: New RHY Resources From the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

May 7, 2019

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, the only nonprofit legal agency working to end and prevent homelessness in the U.S., recently published Alone Without a Home, which looks at 13 key issue areas affecting the lives and futures of unaccompanied youth.


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August 4-10 National Health Center Week

August 7 at 1:30 p.m. ET. HUD webinar: A Primer on HUD's CoC Program Competition: Review of the FY19 Application, HUD Priorities, and Opportunities for DV/SA Providers 

August 7 at 4:00 p.m. ET. National Runaway Safeline webinar: NRPM Past and Present: Effective Strategies to Engage Your Community

August 7-8 – SAMSHA Homeless and Housing Resource Network: A Virtual Summit on Homelessness, Serious Mental Illness, and Substance Use Disorders

August 7-9 – Coalition for Healthy Youth hosts 2019 Conference: Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse: Working Together, Developing Solutions at University of South Carolina Lancaster

August 12-15 – Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, TX

August 16 at 2:00 pm.m ET. Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness webinar: Rural Student Homelessness

August 20-21 – National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit: Leveraging Data and Evaluation to Strengthen Families and Promote Well-Being in Washington, DC

August 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The Forum for Youth Investment webinar: Moving Toward Equity: A Thought Leader Conversation with Hal Smith

August 26-28 – National Association of Counsel for Children hosts the 42nd Annual National Child Welfare Law Conference in Anaheim, CA