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Runaway and Homeless Youth

Walter, a therapy dog, supports clients at Covenant House Vancouver in British Columbia. Photo courtesy of Covenant House Vancouver.

Can Pets and Therapy Animals Help Homeless Youth Engage With Needed Services?
Learn what research shows about the benefits of pets and therapy animals working with vulnerable young people.

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We’ve Got Answers! 5 FAQs from the NCFY Hotline
See answers to some of the most-asked questions to the NCFY hotline, from how to promote a new youth program to where to get help for a homeless teen, and find out how to ask a question yourself.

A small stakeholder meeting.

5 Tips for Participating in a 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness
We share five tips for participating in the 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness from communities that have successfully completed the challenge.

A young person filling out a financial aid form with assistance from a counselor.

Minipodcasts Give Homeless Youth Tips on Applying to and Succeeding in College
Learn how you can advise young people completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

A handshake showing a hand with the word hope on it, and arm with a poem written on it.

Q&A: A Sex Trafficking Intervention Uses Expressive Arts
Laura McLean, from San Diego Youth Services, explains how staff incorporate expressive arts into a trauma-informed sex-trafficking prevention and treatment program.

A young graduate with his adult mentor.

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

A young mother holding her child.

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.

Young people testing a mobile app.

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

Young adults shaking hands.

What Outcomes Are Important to Youth After They Exit a Transitional Living Program?
Discover the four outcomes most important to youth who have participated in a Transitional Living Program.


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