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Youth Homelessness

Growing Number Of States Contend With Child Poverty Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

Child poverty is getting worse in America. And with more and more states seeing their populations of disadvantaged youth soar beyond pre-recession lev...

For Homeless Students, Transitional Shelters Must Be Used as a Tool, Not a Roadblock

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 01.09.2012 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The Department of Education and Department of Homeless Services must work together to address the needs of homeless students, and better track the data surrounding attendance and graduation rates among this population.

Counting Success One Student, One Community at a Time

Alma and Colin Powell | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Alma and Colin Powell

The volume of conversation about education has increased over the last few years, but what's often lost are the very real stories of the young people whose lives are impacted and the people and programs that are beating the odds.

REACH to Invest in the Lives of America's Foster Youth

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Paul Heroux

Currently, there are about half a million children residing in foster care within the United States. There are approximately 300,000 young adults, ages 18 to 25, who have spent at least one year in foster care. This is reason for concern.

U.S. Laws Protect Cars But Not Domestic Violence Victims

Pat LaMarche | Posted 08.27.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Far more women in the United States are victims of domestic violence than are injured in car accidents each year. In fact, the two aren't even close -- battering outstrips crashes roughly two to one.

Vegas School With 85 Percent Homeless Rate Gives Kids Clothes, Food

Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

When Sherrie Gahn became the principal of Whitney Elementary in Las Vegas, she was shocked to see students eating ketchup packets. When she realized i...

Kobe Launches New Charity for Homeless

Posted 08.07.2011 | Los Angeles

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant met with the press today at My Friend's Place, a haven for homeless youth based in Hollywood, to announce their intention to "...

Sen. Kerry Introduces Bill To Help LGBT Youths In Foster Care

Posted 07.14.2011 | Impact

This week, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced the Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act to protect children in foster care from ending up o...

Ph.D Student Turned Advocate Stands Up For Homeless Youth

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact

Thirteen kids die on the street every day. This is the central tenet that inspires StandUp For Kids, an organization dedicated to youth homelessnes...

Chris Conner: Serving Homeless Youth At Denver's Urban Peak

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As the recent high-profile case of a former Miss Colorado USA indicates, the problem of homelessness in Denver afflicts all age groups. As the recess...

At-Risk U.S. Children Struggle To Just Be Kids

Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cierra Jones does not invite her friends to sleep over. She would, if she had her own room, or her own backyard to play in. But the 9-year-old worries...

One Homeless Student Off The Street, One Million To Go

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Over one million of America's students are homeless. Two thousand of them are in Fairfax County, Wash. The Washington Post reported on various part...

Remember Our Homeless Gay Youth this Holiday

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

The holiday season is a difficult time of year many of us. Our culture's egregious forms of commercialism always bother me -- and its anemic recognit...

Dear Santa: Can Your Magic End Homelessness?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

The phone calls at the homeless agencies I run, ring off the hook during these holidays. Everyone wants to volunteer. But where are they the rest of the year?

Raising Awareness to Orange County Homelessness

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nour Akkad

Behind the gated and opulent communities of Orange County, there's a picture perfect world, lined with multi-million dollar homes, expensive cars, and manicured lawns. But outside these gates exists a community that is rarely noticed.

Gen-Homeless: More Young People On The Streets

AOL | Carol Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

SEATTLE (Oct. 19) -- Twenty-two-year-old Tony Torres sags, exhausted, onto the pavement just beyond a skate park where kids from this affluent Seattle...

Ten Minutes With Andrew Jenks

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

What's it like to be homeless? Or a high-flying poker player? Documentary filmmaker Andrew Jenks wondered the same thing and his show on MTV, World of Jenks, is answering those questions and more.

Do you Know Where Your Kids Will Sleep Tonight?

Rich German | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rich German

I, for one, am choosing not to make the issue of child homelessness a political issue. While too many people are debating the difference between 'wrong and right'.

Lindsay Hamre Helps Homeless, Uses Humor During Cancer Struggle

KOMO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

SEATTLE -- A young woman who's often spotted helping the city's homeless is coping with a life-threatening struggle of her own. But it's the way she ...

They Call Themselves 'Juggalos': They Are The Faces of America's Homeless Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Life for the many homeless young adults in Denver, Colorado is far from what a normal 18 or 19-year-old would expect. After escaping abusive homes, th...

Surfers, Musicians Raise Money For Homeless Youth In San Diego

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman has been a popular presence on HuffPost Impact in previous months. His blog posts on the songwriting process and ho...

Heroes in Fighting Youth Homelessness - Safe Place

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Safe Place is a simple idea. When teens have a problem often they don't have anyplace to go -- so Safe Place offers them exactly that. My hope is that they will bring youth homelessness to light.

Shared Success, Knowledge: Time for a Civic Knowledge Network?

Tanja Aitamurto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tanja Aitamurto

Want to find out how to raise $1.2 million to build a baseball field for children with special needs? Ask the city of Acworth, Georgia, where community leaders, businesses and state and local government united to raise the money.

Federal Plan To End Homelessness Unveiled By White House

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The White House and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) unveiled a plan this morning to end homelessness in America. The str...

One Million Left Homeless In India After Devastating Cyclone

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After a devastating cyclone ripped through the Indian states of Bihar and West Bengal last week, an estimated one million people have been left homele...