Supporting Homeless Youth and Families

In this webinar produced by the Network for Youth Success, experts share policy and research on homelessness and homeless students in addition to best practices for working with homeless youth and families. The presenters include:
• Dona Anderson, Senior Public Affairs Officer, Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
• Tinnycua Williams, Senior Programs Associate, Homes for the Homeless
• Paul Clark, Director of School Based Programs, Center for Youth Services

Resources

College Affordability Guide
www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org
The College Affordability Guide offers low-income college students advice on how to save money on their education. Their new resource, “College on a Budget: Smart Tips for Saving Money”, provides advice on how to save on necessary living expenses not covered by scholarships, grants, or other financial aid. This guide can be a great resource for low-income students enrolling in college with limited resources.

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
www.icphusa.org
The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is an independent non-profit New York City-based think tank.  ICPH studies the impact of poverty on family and child well-being and generates research that will enhance public policies and programs affecting poor or homeless children and their families. Specifically, ICPH examines the effects on educational attainment, housing, employment, child welfare, domestic violence, and family wellness.

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
www.naehcy.org
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is the voice and social conscience for the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. NAEHCY accomplishes this through advocacy, partnerships, and education.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
http://center.serve.org/nche/about.php
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) serves as the U.S. Department of Education’s technical assistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.  NCHE provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children experiencing homelessness.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)’s Upcoming Free Webinars Regarding Homeless Youth and Schools

New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS)
www.nysteachs.org
NYS-TEACHS provides technical assistance to school districts, social service providers, shelters, families, youth and others about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Homes for the Homeless
www.hfhnyc.org
Homes for the Homeless, a New York City-based non-profit and shelter provider, operates four facilities known as American Family Inns, serving approximately 500 families and 800 children each day.  The facilities combine traditional shelter services with a full range of community-based, child-centered, and education-focused programs designed to meet the specific needs of homeless children and their families as well as strengthen their ties to the community.

A Tale of Two Students
http://www.icphusa.org/index.asp?page=16&report=122
This report from The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, looks at the academic and behavioral challenges facing homeless students in New York City’s public school system, as well as the impacts of homelessness on their performance in school and their probable outcomes by 12th grade and beyond. It explores how investment in high-quality early education and shelter-based after-school programs can help form part of the solution to overcoming the disadvantages many of these students face.

UNCENSORED
http://www.icphusa.org/Uncensored
UNCENSORED magazine, issued three times a year,highlights programs that aim to alleviate family poverty and homelessness, primarily through efforts in the areas of employment, education, and housing.  UNCENSORED is published by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness.

Young Gifted and Homeless
http://www.si.com/longform/homeless/
This Sports Illustrated article by L. Jon Wertheim & Ken Rodriguez explores how sports provide a way to survive – and even thrive for the more than 100,000 students on U.S. youth, public school and college teams who have no stable place to live.