youth homelessness

The High Cost of Life After Foster Care


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


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 Help States Track Down Missing Foster Children


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.


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.


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.


Youth-Led Group Builds Tiny Home Village to Fight California’s Homelessness Crisis

The art-drenched village for 18-23 year olds features 26 tiny homes and two large yurts that serve as a communal living room and kitchen.


$100 Million Investment in Housing for Homeless Youth Moving in California Legislature

Amid recent news that 1 in 4 California foster youth face homelessness after aging out of foster care, a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to invest $100 million in increasing the housing stock for this particularly vulnerable population.


State Homeless Programs Underserve California Youth, Report Says

Homelessness is a huge black eye on the face of California, and youth homelessness is an oft-overlooked aspect of the scourge, according to a new report from John Burton Advocates for Youth.


Washington State Aims to Better Serve Diverse Homeless Youth in Prevention Programs

Milo Edwards, 19, was among the advisers who helped inform the report published by the Office of Homeless Youth. Photo courtesy of Edwards
In January, when a preliminary report identifying gaps in state-led programs to prevent youth homelessness was released in Washington state, it was clear who was being left out or ill-served: youth of color and those with disabilities.