The Foster Care Housing Crisis

The Chronicle of Social Change produced this first-of-its-kind report which details the growing problem of the national foster care housing crisis, in which the number of youth in foster care is rising at the same time that foster care capacity is either falling or has stalled. The report breaks down the numbers across dozens of states, showing that the problem isn't only that of policy complacency as many states have seen declines in capacity despite efforts to increase it. Overall, the report worryingly finds that at least half of the 50 states have seen capacity significantly decline.

Street Youth Outreach and Services Program Grants

Subject: Youth Welfare, Safety, Youth Development, Homeless/Street Youth | Deadline: Mar. 11, 2018 . . .

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Runaway and Homeless Youth Basic Services Center Program Grants

Subject: Child/Youth Welfare, Runaways, Homeless Youth, Safety, Counseling | Deadline: Mar. 11, 2018 . . .

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Basic Services Center Programs for Homeless Youth Grants

Subject: Youth Welfare, Homeless Youth, Runaway Youth, Safety, Counseling | Deadline: July 14, 2017 . . .

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Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research and the Loyola University Modern Slavery Research Project conducted interviews with a sample of 641 homeless youth from ten cities across the United States and Canada to collect data about the prevalence and nature of human trafficking among the homeless youth population. This resulting report summarized the worrying findings, showing that 19 percent were identified to be victims of some form of human trafficking and more than 14 percent had been trafficked for sex.

Preventing Gang Violence By Offering a Community

Two years ago, 18-year-old Josue left Guatemala, a country with one of the highest crime rates in Central America, and set out on his own to find a better life. In Washington, District of Columbia, he found a sanctuary to study and socialize at the Latin American Youth Center — with its free snacks, computer access and caring community.

Street Youth Outreach and Services Program Grants

Subject: Youth Welfare, Homeless/Runaway Youth, Community Development, Safety | Deadline: June 9, 2017 . . .

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