National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Measuring Up: Youth-level Outcomes and Measures for System Responses to Youth Homelessness

Morton, M.H.,
Blondin, M.,
Chrisler, A.,
Pufpaff, J.,
Kull, M.A.,
Kugley, S.,
Elliott, K.
Published: May, 2019
Paper/Research Report
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

This report from Chapin Hall outlines a set of outcomes and measures associated with the core outcome areas for youth experiencing homelessness presented by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Framework to End Youth Homelessness. This initiative provides communities with a set of metrics to help facilitate consistent data collection related to core outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness across programs and organizations, regardless of their funding source. The report covers the following core outcome areas: stable housing, permanent connections, education, employment, and social-emotional well-being. The authors contend that adopting these consistent measures will improve the evidence and tools for youth outcomes nationwide. (author abstract modified)

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