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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Results of the Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY) Demonstration Projects 2008-2015

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Paper/Research Report
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Family and Youth Services Bureau


This report from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FSYB) presents the results from a collaborative initiative with the Children’s Bureau called the Support Systems (SSRHY) for Rural Homeless Youth: A Collaborative State and Local Demonstration. This initiative focused on improving the circumstances of rural youth by strengthening their connection to support services, community, education, and employment. The SSRHY Demonstration funded six projects in rural areas of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Vermont. Each project worked with transition age youth who had few or no connections to supportive family structures or community support systems. The report outlines the key findings from each project related to collaboration, services, and youth outcomes.


Full report available free of charge on the FYSB website at:…

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Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue