Archive | July, 2018

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools

A REPORT BY CIVIC ENTERPRISES AND HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES; 2016 While student homelessness is on the rise, with more than 1.3 million homeless students identified during the 2013-14 school year1, these students and the school liaisons and state coordinators that support them tell us that student homelessness remains an invisible and extremely disruptive problem, compounded by the lack […]

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Hungry, Homeless and in College

by Chicago Hope Lab, March 2017 Food and housing insecurity among the nation’s community college students threatens their health and wellbeing, along with their academic achievements. Addressing these basic needs is critical to ensuring that more students not only start college, but also have the opportunity to complete degrees. This report presents findings from the […]

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Escape Routes: Meta analysis of Homelessness in LA

April 2018, by Economic Roundtable. Underwritten by the Conrad Hilton Foundation Chronic homelessness is a catastrophe and the result of multiple failures, both before and after the onset of homelessness. This meta-analysis of information about homelessness experienced in Los Angeles County frames issues to be addressed through direct services as well as research. It brings together […]

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NN4Y: Youth In America: The Way Forward

March 2014, There is no plausible excuse for any child to experience homelessness. The National Network for Youth has solutions to address youth homelessness and human trafficking of youth: however greater federal support is necessary to reach all vulnerable youth with needed prevention and intervention services. No child in the United States should face a night on […]

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WIN:  Meeting A Direct Service Need of LA’s Homeless

WIN:  Meeting A Direct Service Need of LA’s Homeless Mobile technology is the cornerstone of modern communication and information access. Virtually everyone trusts it, grandmothers use computers and cell phones are everywhere.    But in an odd paradox, technology access is often seen as a luxury or status item.  This mindset too often leads well-meaning folks […]

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6 Homeless LGBTQ Youths Share Their Stories

6 Homeless LGBTQ Youths Share Their Stories

  06/14/2018 04:51 pm ET Updated Jun 15, 2018; by James Michael Nichols 6 Homeless LGBTQ Youths Share Their Stories When photographer Letizia Mariotti began meeting homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City, she felt a duty to help spread their stories. She began photographing the queer youth she encountered at LGBTQ gathering places and interviewing them about […]

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Cyndi Lauper unveils report on LGBTQ youth homelessness

The Associated PressPublished 7:07 a.m. ET June 29, 2018, Photo: Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP The interactive report ranks how states provide services such as housing and mental health for homeless youth based on a variety of criteria, including access to hormone therapy for transgender people and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. It is a joint project between Lauper’s […]

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Skid Row Cafe Employs Homeless Women

Sitting inside MADE by DWC, the Downtown Women’s Center’s cheery and spacious cafe and gift boutique, you could almost forget that Skid Row is just outside. DWC’s cafe and boutiques employ formerly homeless women who have gone through the center’s programs.  The women earn minimum wage to create goods or work at the boutiques and cafes, […]

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