Opening Doors

Kathryn Power of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Federal Agency Works To End Youth Homelessness in New England
Learn how the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is coordinating a regional focus on runaway and homeless youth.

A young person looking at graffiti

Apply Today to Participate in a 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness
A Way Home America will select three communities to receive technical assistance and support as they work to achieve bold goals for homeless youth.

A young woman carrying a backpack.

USICH Report to Congress on How to Better Coordinate Federal Programs Serving Homeless Youth
Learn about federal efforts to end youth homelessness in 2020.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

From the Family Room Blog: An Open Door and a Helping Hand for Homeless Young People
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, turns up the focus on homeless youth.

Matthew Doherty signing documents to help end homelessness.

Q&A: How Ending Veteran Homelessness Can Help Homeless Youth
We talk to Matthew Doherty, executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

A young woman moving boxes into an apartment.

'Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response'
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a new report on community collaboration to meet young people's needs.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Secretary Burwell: 'Homelessness Is a Complex Issue, but It’s One We Know How to Solve'
Cross-posted from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blog.

A happy young couple in front of their new home.

Amendment to Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Released
The new document includes a definition of what it means to end homelessness and updates to the strategies for preventing and ending homelessness for families, youth, and children in 2020.

Photograph of three young men talking and laughing while standing outside.

Bright Idea: Youth Participants Can Improve Point-In-Time Counts
Fifty formerly homeless Los Angeles youth took to the streets to help count their peers in January. A Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority official shares tips for employing young people to help conduct point-time-counts.

A young person begging on the sidewalk

'Framework to End Youth Homelessness: A Resource Text for Dialogue and Action'
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness this month released a detailed outline of its framework for ending youth homelessness by 2020.

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