Self-sufficiency

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6 Aftercare Supports Youth Need
Additional supports can help ensure a smooth and permanent transition for runaway and homeless youth leaving a program.

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How Does Early "Adultification" Affect Homeless Youth?
Learn how homeless young people's experiences with early "adultification" shaped their lives before and after they became homeless.

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Testing a Mobile App for Homeless Youth and Service Providers
Learn how an app may help homeless youth better access services.

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Supporting Urban Native American Youth in Their Transition to Adulthood
Learn what research shows about urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth successful transitioning to adulthood.

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What Former Transitional Living Program Participants Suggest for Improving These Programs
Read about how a case manager-turned-researcher and two former transitional living program (TLP) participants put TLP research into practice.

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Staff with Mentor Roles Enhance Housing Programs for Transition Age Youth
Learn how your organization can incorporate mentorship into your youth housing program.

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Social Enterprises Provide Valuable Job Training and a Sense of Purpose for Homeless Youth
Learn how to start a business that helps young people gain employment skills.

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A Financial Literacy Curriculum Improves Financial Well-Being among Survivors of Domestic Violence
Researchers learned that survivors of domestic violence benefit from a financial education curriculum.

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Toolkit Helps Youth Craft Transition Plans for Exiting Foster Care
The online resource is a collaboration between the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Labor.

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Help Youth Prepare for Their Financial Futures
Make every month Financial Literacy Month with these youth-friendly websites.

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