Homeless Youth

Federal and State Resources for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Daniel Espinoza, Michael Griffith, Dion Burns, and Patrick M. Shields Executive Summary Approximately 1.3 million public school students in the United States were identified as experiencing some form of homelessness in 2019–20. Due to their unstable living situations, students experiencing … Read More

Homelessness and Housing Instability Among LGBTQ Youth

Trevor Project. 2022 Executive SummaryLGBTQ youth are overrepresented among young people experiencing homelessness andhousing instability in the United States. This elevated risk of homelessness and housinginstability has detrimental effects on LGBTQ youths’ mental health. This report uses datafrom the 2021 … Read More

A New Deal for Transition Age Foster Youth in California: A Policy Roadmap for Ensuring a Resilient Recovery after COVID-19

This policy brief calls upon policymakers at every level to prioritize the immediate and long-term needs of transition age youth who are in foster care or have recently emancipated from foster care. In times of health and prosperity, foster youth … Read More

Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Systems

“Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Systems.” https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/pretesting-human-trafficking-screening-tool-child-welfare-and-runaway-and-homeless-youth-systems This report summarizes findings from a study to develop and pre-test a human trafficking screening tool with 617 youth in runaway and homeless … Read More