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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
LifeWorks, located in Austin, TX, is the city’s only nonprofit organization offering youth and families a range of housing, counseling, and education services that address critical needs while helping homeless youth develop self-sufficiency and long term success.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Larkin Street Youth Services, of San Francisco, California, opened in 1984 as a Drop-In Center and since then has grown to provide a continuum of services for at-risk and homeless youth. From street outreach to permanent supportive housing, Larkin Street offers youth between the ages of 12 and 24 opportunities to stabilize, gain life skills, and move beyond the street into successful, independent adulthood.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
First Place for Youth, based in Oakland, CA, is considered a national model for providing permanent supportive housing for youth aged 18 to 24 who are at risk of homelessness. First Place targets youth aging out of the foster care system and provides them with housing, economic stability, and the life skills to live independently and successfully.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Volunteers of America - Dakotas operates a variety of programs for at-risk and homeless youth throughout communities in South Dakota, including Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Valley Youth House operates more than 100 programs for at-risk and homeless youth throughout southeastern Pennsylvania that emphasize prevention, intervention and positive youth growth and development.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Hope Street for Runaway and Homeless Youth, located in Minneapolis, MN, works with at-risk and homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 21. Hope Street operates an emergency shelter, transitional living program, and conducts street outreach. All Hope Street clients are provided service referrals, crisis management, and case management. Hope Street also offers life skills training, education and employment assistance, family counseling, and after-care services. In 2009, the street outreach team made contact with over 2,000 youth.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Walker's Point Youth and Family Center, St.Amelian's-Lakeside, Inc. and Pathfinders, all located in Milwaukee, WI, formed a strong partnership in the front line delivery of HPRP. They collaborated on the HPRP grant application and demonstrated comprehensive service provision to different subpopulations of homeless and at-risk youth. In 2009, the three organizations were awarded over $1 million in HPRP funds by the City of Milwaukee Community Development Grants Administration to be used over the next three years.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
New Beginnings has been serving troubled youth in and between Lewiston and Farmington, ME since 1980. The organization runs the area’s only youth shelter for youth ages 12 to 19, a transitional living program for youth 16 to 21, and offers a variety of community services including outreach, and service referrals for health care, housing, employment, and education assistance.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Urban Peak of Colorado has programs for homeless and at-risk youth in Denver and Colorado Springs. Their services include emergency shelter, street outreach, a variety of housing programs, education and employment services, and health and human services support. Urban Peak’s mission is to support and empower young adults. They serve over 2,300 youth a year.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
AIRS, located in Baltimore, MD, has been serving low-income and homeless individuals and families since 1987. The organization provides connections to health care, job training, and supportive housing for youth, individuals, and families, many of whom have HIV/AIDS or disabilities. AIRS is also a licensed Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) and buys and develops distressed properties to expand Baltimore’s affordable housing inventory.
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Solutions Brief  |  July 27, 2010
This paper provides an overview of family homelessness in the United States. It examines the key strategies that communities are implementing to respond to increased family housing instability and homelessness. It also discusses the need for federal leadership.
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Solutions Brief  |  June 25, 2010

Increasingly, communities and programs are providing homeless and at-risk families with short term rental assistance. In assessing which families to help, one of their primary concerns is to help families that will be able to sustain their housing once the short subsidy ends. To inform their choices about whom to help, this Fact Sheet examines the level of housing cost burden that poor families typically carry.

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Solutions Brief  |  April 25, 2010

Denver, CO has experienced tremendous success in implementing its Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, much of which can be attributed to a few core practices. A slate of those practices are examined here.

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Solutions Brief  |  March 29, 2010

The TANF program is an important resource for homeless advocates and planners to be using to help homeless and low-income families. States use TANF resources for a host of supports for low-income families.

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Solutions Brief  |  March 14, 2010
The Alliance conducted in-depth interviews with representatives from four rural CoCs. Based on these interviews, the Alliance has identified five critical success factors for making progress toward ending homelessness, implementing Ten Year Plans, and meeting the housing and service needs of homeless families and individuals in rural areas.

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