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Self-sufficiency

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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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5 Laws That Help Youth Access School and Work
Learn how laws can help runaway and homeless youth stay in school and find careers.

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HUD Demonstration Extends Length of Housing Vouchers for Former Foster Youth
The new opportunity helps eligible young people receive housing support for up to five years.

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Tool Helps Foster Youth Keep their Documents Safe and Discover Local Resources
Designed by foster youth, My JumpVault helps young people stay connected to important information and allies.

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Creating Employment Training Programs for Opportunity Youth
A toolkit from Heartland Alliance details new information, requirements tied to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

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Help Students Experiencing Homelessness Apply for College Financial Aid
We share five tips and resources from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.

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National Runaway Prevention Month 2015: Preventing and Responding to Youth Homelessness
Learn about interventions that strengthen families and young people's ability to be self-sufficient.

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National Runaway Prevention Month 2015: 6 Questions to Identify Youth at Highest Risk of Long-Term Homelessness
A triage tool helps agencies give housing to young people with the strongest need.

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Read the Department of Education's Letter Clarifying Financial Aid Options for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
The important question for higher education institutions to ask students, the department says, is not why they are homeless but whether they have been determined to be homeless and unaccompanied by an adult.

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