National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Well-being

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Issue Brief: The Health Needs of Homeless Youth
Despite the importance of a healthy youth population, runaway and homeless youth face many barriers to physical health and many obstacles to obtaining care.

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New Fact Sheet a Pathfinder to Food Assistance Resources
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides direct food assistance to eligible individuals and families. A recent factsheet may help RHY program grantees and other organizations identify food assistance sources for their clients in need.

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New Research Shows Impact of Opioid Epidemic on Child Welfare Services
After more than a decade of sustained declines in the national foster care caseload, beginning in 2012, the number of children entering foster care began to rise.

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Youth Speak Out: Making Youth Health 'A Personal Thing'
Two team members from Jacksonville’s Project S.O.S. program describe how their original play, "Live Like it Counts," has helped convey the benefits of healthy youth lifestyles and sexual abstinence to a larger audience.