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Our Children LA will spotlight a different champion each month that is making a difference in the effort to end or alleviate homelessness for children and youth under age 26. We welcome nominations of outstanding individuals or entities.

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Monarch School: Bringing the Invisibility of Homeless Youth to Light

Monarch School: Bringing the Invisibility of Homeless Youth to Light

Close your eyes. Imagine that you are 10 years old and sitting in class with your stomach growling. You slept at a shelter with your family the previous night. Before your family was accepted at this shelter, you stayed at a motel that felt unsafe and you were too scared...
Homelessness Is Not Inevitable

Homelessness Is Not Inevitable

Ten years ago, Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez attended what he refers to as a “dog and pony show” on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Its topic: the plan to end homelessness. “And yet,” Lopez told a standing-room-only crowd at a “Thinking L.A.” event co-presented by UCLA and Zócalo at...
Don’t Give the Homeless Your Sympathy

Don’t Give the Homeless Your Sympathy

It doesn’t take more than a stroll down a city street to see that America has a homelessness problem. The guy tucked into in a stained blanket on the bench, the woman pushing a cart filled with everything she owns—from New York to Los Angeles, there are more than half...
Could Shelter Policies Increase an LGBT Youth’s Vulnerability to Sexual Exploitation?

Could Shelter Policies Increase an LGBT Youth’s Vulnerability to Sexual Exploitation?

This post originally ran in April. It is reposted here again as part of the Alliance's focus on LGBT issues for LGBT Pride Month. Earlier this year, the Urban Institute released a report that examines the experiences of young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youth who have engaged in “survival...
Webinar: Tailoring Rapid Re-Housing for Serving Single Adults

Webinar: Tailoring Rapid Re-Housing for Serving Single Adults

This webinar discusses how providers are funding and tailoring rapid re-housing interventions to serve single adults. Panelists discuss what is different about serving this population as opposed to families and the impact it is having in their communities in a Q&A style format. Speakers include Kelly King Horne with Homeward...
Stop and Think about the Homeless Children and Youth Act

Stop and Think about the Homeless Children and Youth Act

This is a repost of a blog post written by Iain DeJong, President and CEO of OrgCode Consulting, Inc., which works with nonprofits, government, private companies and non-governmental organizations to create positive social change. It was originally posted on the OrgCode website. Whether you work with unaccompanied youth, families, or single...
What’s Happening on the Hill: June 23, 2015

What’s Happening on the Hill: June 23, 2015

House Hearing Explores Options for Providing Surplus Properties to Homeless Service Providers On Tuesday, June 16, the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a hearing to examine options for moving underutilized properties owned by the federal government onto the local tax rolls or into the...
Homeless Or Home-Free?

Homeless Or Home-Free?

It sounds adventurous, exotic, and even a bit thrilling. To live on one’s own, outside, and disconnected from monthly rent, job responsibilities, utilities, banking, credit cards, and car payments. Some people – perhaps loaded down with debt or with debt or with too much of life’s responsibilities – dream of living...
Putting out an RFP for a New Rapid Re-Housing Project? Here are 5 Tips for Evaluating Applicants

Putting out an RFP for a New Rapid Re-Housing Project? Here are 5 Tips for Evaluating Applicants

This is the third in a series of blog posts from the Alliance's Capacity Building Center to help prepare your community for this year’s NOFA. The first post discussed highlights of the CoC program Registration, and the second provided resources for tiering and ranking projects.  In this year’s NOFA Registration...
From Shame to Pride, Through Storytelling

From Shame to Pride, Through Storytelling

Today's blog post was contributed by Nicolas Seip, program and communications associate with True Colors Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness among among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. America places a lot of value on a story. A good story can top the New York Times Best Seller...