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youth homelessness

David Ambroz, author of the new memoir "A Placed Called Home"

9/8/2022

A New Memoir Shares Lessons of a Boy Raised Homeless and in Foster Care

David Ambroz, who spent some of his childhood homeless and in foster care, has written a memoir, which will be released this month. Photo courtesy of Ambroz.
Growing up in the late 1980s and early ’90s, David Ambroz and two older siblings slept in New York City’s Grand Central Station and other public places along the eastern seaboard.

Is Transitional Housing for Me?

8/2/2022

Is Transitional Housing for Me?

When young and vulnerable populations don't have access to stable housing, they are exposed to additional dangers, writes Olivia Valdovinos.

How to Break Past Trauma of Foster Care

5/24/2022

Where I am from

Ashley Calderon writes in this poem about what she identifies as her origin and home after experiencing homelessness.

Grieving the Loss of Housing and My Mother While Navigating College as a Foster Youth

5/15/2022

Grieving the Loss of Housing and My Mother While Navigating College as a Foster Youth

Walking in your truth will give you the motivation and determination to get your college degree, writes Esther Taylor.

Kids with Disabilities Deserve Adoptions with Loving Foster Families

5/4/2022

The High Cost of Life After Foster Care

Even if one does not attend traditional college, there are other options available for youth exiting foster care, writes Kiana Deane.

Q&A: A California Service Provider on Foster Care and Youth Homelessness

12/22/2021

Q&A: A California Advocate on Foster Care and Youth Homelessness

Maria Contreras has experienced the child welfare system first hand and now does advocate work with a California-based nonprofit law firm. In this Q&A with writer Shay House, she discusses foster care and youth homelessness.

    Bill Would Double Spending on Youth Homelessness, Focus More on Prevention

    8/31/2021

    Ready or Not, There They Go

    In coming years, Washington's Department of Children, Youth, and Families will work to get transition-age youth ready to exit state systems.

    Those who have faced housing insecurity sound off on what it's like, and what resources are needed.

    8/2/2021

    Housing Insecurity on the Olympic Peninsula

    Those who have faced housing insecurity or served the population sound off on what it's like, and what resources are needed to address the issue in Washington.

    6/16/2021

    Funding, Policies for Washington’s Homeless Youth Are Not Sufficient

    Young people are our most precious and vulnerable asset, and should be treated accordingly. Washington state should invest more to make that happen and remove barriers for homeless youth.