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Self-sufficiency

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New Guidance on When Eligible Students Can Begin Receiving Free School Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released new guidance on the effective date of free school meal or milk benefits for students, including homeless children and teens.

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Five Ways to Help Youth Stay in School and Get Jobs
Education and employment are two of the most valuable things any at-risk youth can have.

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Help Youth Connect to Internships!
On the Youth Engaged 4 Change website, young people can find open internship opportunities and advice about the working life.

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This Father's Day, Encourage a Terrific Father to Spread His Knowledge
The Fatherhood Initiative offers many resources for active fathers and dads who may be navigating the juridical system.

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From the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a Comprehensive Assessment Tool
A new tool can help communities quickly help people experiencing homelessness, including youth who are on their own.

Young people moving boxes into a home.

Primary Sources: What Young Adults Want in Housing Assistance
Researchers asked young adults what they looked for when deciding whether to enter a housing assistance program.

Drawing of a leafless tree under clouds transforming into a leafy tree in the sun.

2014 Mural Contest Third-Place Winner: From Overcast Skies to Sunshine
Congratulations to Rumford Group Homes, in Rumford, ME, whose youth artists took third place in the 2014 Family & Youth Services Bureau Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs.

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Presenting the 2014 Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Mural Contest Winners
The Family & Youth Services Bureau's annual mural contest this year drew nine inspiring, youth-made designs from Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees around the country.

A diverse group of happy young people.

Primary Sources: Integrated Employment and Mental Health Services -- How Well Do They Work For Homeless Youth?
A researcher collaborated with two social services agencies in Los Angeles to investigate the effect on young people of two programs that combine employment and mental health services.

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