The Children’s Bureau in 2013 awarded funding to 18 communities to develop a comprehensive service plan to address the needs of youth who are at risk of experiencing homelessness and have involvement in the child welfare system. As part of the first phase of the Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) demonstration, the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation published a series of new research to highlight some of the lessons learned to serve that population. These include:
Sustaining Efforts to Reduce Youth Homelessness Without Additional Federal Funding highlights how seven communities plan to sustain their effort to prevent youth homelessness after the grant period ends.
Reducing Homelessness Among Youth with Child Welfare Involvement: An Analysis of Phase I Planning Processes in a Multi-phase Grant outlines the activities and lessons learned from implementing the first phase of the grant.
Lessons from a Federal Initiative to Build Capacity to End Youth Homelessness summarizes the work completed during the first phase of the grant and how it aligns with the federal framework.
Analysis of Data on Youth with Child Welfare Involvement at Risk of Homelessness highlights the data sources used to determine the number of youth who are involved in the homelessness and child welfare systems.
The project overview and research can be accessed here.