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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Lessons from a Federal Initiative to Build Capacity to End Youth Homelessness

Klein Vogel, L., Bradley, M.C.
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Mathematica Policy Research


The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), funded a multi-phase grant program to build the evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults who have been involved in the child welfare system. Known as Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH), this program funded 18 organizations for the first phase for two years. This brief discusses how the YARH Phase I grantees adopted the capacity strategy from The Framework to End Youth Homelessness: A Resource Text for Dialogue and Action that the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) developed in 2013. The information in the brief comes from grant applications, grantees’ semi-annual reports, and two-day site visits with each grantee. (author abstract modified)


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