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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.
Resuming Evictions Could Land Kids in Foster Care, Experts Say
A federal judge in Washington has struck down a national policy that prevented countless evictions during the coronavirus pandemic – a move that advocates worry could push vulnerable families and youth into homelessness, and potentially into the foster care system as well.
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.
Program Helping Homeless Students on Washington College Campuses Seeks to Expand During Pandemic
Washington State Aims to Better Serve Diverse Homeless Youth in Prevention Programs
Behavioral Health Funding for Washington Homeless Youth in Jeopardy
When Spokane’s Crosswalk teen shelter hired behavioral health counselor Kaitlyn Lee last year with money from a new state grant, part of her job was to shoot pool in the common room with the teenagers.
New Washington State Senator’s Bill for Foster Kids Advances with Unanimous Support
Washington Youth Flex Lobbying Might on Rights of Native Americans, Homelessness and Foster Youth
When teens and young adults who’ve lived through homelessness and foster care gather this year to tell Washington state policymakers what their peers need most, the youth advocates will have three priorities: they want lawyers for every foster child, a task force to focus on the experience of Native Americans and better support for the newly independent.