1.5 Keeping It Together: Timely Interventions to Avoid Youth Homelessness


Conference Presentation | July 22, 2013

Files: Collaboration, Early Intervention and Keeping Young People Off The Streets by Derek Wentorf (PDF | 1.04 MB | 13 slides) Preventing Youth Homelessness, A model for community collaboration by Judith Dittman (PDF | 646 KB | 26 slides)

Many vulnerable young people can avoid experiencing homelessness if they nare offered services that address the reasons they are at risk. This workshop will highlight successful community- and school-based efforts to intervene early with effective crisis responses; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender acceptance; family unification; and reentry from juvenile justice programs.

  • Michelle Daly, Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD (Moderator)
  • Judith Dittman, The Alternative House, Dunn Loring, VA
  • Morgan Silverman, YouthCare, Seattle, WA
  • Derek Wentorf, Friends of Youth, Redmond, WA