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Counting Homeless Youth — Seven Tips to Get It Right!

February 1, 2018

On the heels of the 2018 Point in Time count, we look at lessons learned for accurate counts of local homeless youth populations.

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Bright Idea: Reinventing the Wheel at the Buckeye Mentoring Hub

January 12, 2011

Through the Buckeye Mentoring Hub, a partnership of mentoring groups and other youth-serving agencies provides a seamless experience for Ohio State University mentors.

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Ask NCFY: Being an LGBTQ-friendly space

December 20, 2010

Letting youth know that you're an accepting space starts with making sure your program really is.

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Bright Idea: With Training, Host Homes Offer LGBTQ Youth a Safe Harbor

December 9, 2010

Program directors from Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis) and UCAN (Chicago) explain why host homes can be uniquely well-suited living arrangements for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in transition.