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Youth Homelessness

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...

Homelessness Myth #11: Homeless People Rest All Day

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

For most homeless people, rest is a luxury. Often they are challenged to get the full amount of rest and sleep that human beings need to function effectively in the world.

Lawrence Cann Founds Street Soccer USA To Help Homeless Teens

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Lawrence Cann was a young boy, his family's house burned to the ground. Luckily, the Canns had a support system of friends and family to help the...

Homelessness Myth #10: Serving Is Tiring

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

How do these busy service providers defy the law of nature that says energy expended must be replenished? How do they continue to serve humanity with little support or encouragement?

Help LA Kids in Need

Jenny Yancey and Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jenny Yancey  and Dan Siegel

Los Angeles is blessed with innovative nonprofits caring for children and young people who are seeking to improve their quality of life. Here are two such organizations.

National Volunteer Month: Audrey LaRoque Helps Homeless Youth In Venice Beach

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month, HuffPost Impact will be telling stories of volunteers who have made an extraordinary differen...

Homeless In Key West: Authorities Step Up Warnings To Vagrants

The New York Times | DAMIEN CAVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Quality of life for Steve Sanderson means securing a good sleeping spot that a new arrival will never find. For Denise Skinner, it m...

Walking the Dog

Catherine Meek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Catherine Meek

When someone we know personally may lose their housing due to a job loss or home foreclosure, we feel helpless to give a hand. However, there are ways we can assist someone facing the loss of their housing.

Taking a Stand to Keep Sitting Legal

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

San Francisco is poised to become the latest in a string of cities to adopt a law making it a crime to sit on the sidewalk. While it is the case that ...

Homelessness Myth #12: Corporations Don't Care (VIDEO)

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

Since corporations have been found by the Court to be "persons" with rights under the US Constitution, do corporations recognize any "personal" responsibility to help solve the social issues of the day?

Family Takes In Homeless Teen After Reading Article

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

An astounding act of generosity and hope has changed the lives of one Pequea, Penn., family. Paula Dussinger opened her newspaper on an early morning ...

More Homeless High School Students Face Little Relief

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

More students who turn 18 before they graduate high school are falling into an institutional gap that protects children who face homelessness, the Bos...

Families Downsizing Because of Failing Economy

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

In the tough economy, families are selling large homes and moving into smaller, more affordable apartments. But to fit into these apartments? Many families have no choice but to make older children move out.

Slash Holds Concert To Benefit Homeless Youth (INTERVIEW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Slash and friends join forces to battle youth homelessness in Los Angeles during the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) Rocks! benefit concert November ...

Homeless Under Las Vegas: Ways You Can Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the flood channels under the streets of Las Vegas exists a troubling world: homeless and unemployed people live in elaborate shelters, struggling t...

Why Don't We Talk About Homeless Children?

Catherine Meek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Catherine Meek

I guess this is the bright side of the recession -- people are actually talking about homeless children. Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.

Seattle French Dip Shop Feeds Homeless Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, the Rizzos bought six Angus certified inside top round roasts. They plan to cook them in the home recipe au jus that has carrots, garlic, c...

National Youth Homelessness Awareness Month: Ways To Get Involved

Causecast | Claire Dalton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A version of this article originally appeared on This month is National Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, and it has come not a mome...