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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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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET. National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) webinar: Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

September 4-5 – True Colors United Impact Summit in Washington DC

September 5 – Youth Collaboratory hosts Capitol Jam in Washington, DC

September 8-14 – National Suicide Prevention Week

September 9-11 – National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges presents National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking in Scottsdale, AZ

September 9-11 – National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) hosts 2019 NWIC Academy in Baltimore

September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day

September 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET. SchoolHouse Connection webinar: Addressing the Challenges of Homelessness Using a Two-Generational Lens: Meeting the Needs of Young Children and Parenting Youth

September 11 at 4:00 pm. ET. National Runaway Safeline webinar: 45 Years of Service Through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

September 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET. NCHE webinar: Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services

September 16-17 – Point Source Youth hosts 1st Annual Southern Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness in Atlanta

September 16-18 – Prevent Child Abuse America’s National Conference: Moving Upstream in Milwaukee

September 17 at 1:00 p.m. ET. SchoolHouse Connection webinar: Implementing the McKinney-Vento Act: Replicable Practices and Top Tips from Experts

September 19 – Children’s Bureau hosts Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2019: Effectiveness in Child Welfare: Our Role in Improving the Lives of Children and Families

September 23-24 – The Child Maltreatment Solutions Network hosts The Future of Foster Care: New Science to Address Old Problems in University Park, PA

September 24 at 2:00 p.m. ET. NCHE webinar: Understanding Doubled Up