Join us, January 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST, for a webinar to examine how resources to address the opioid crisis can be leveraged for people experiencing homelessness.
Federal and local officials will discuss what's happening around the country to address the crisis, highlighting a successful housing program for people with opioid use disorders. There will also be a discussion about how service providers can connect with state agencies to elevate issues related to homelessness to the forefront of the opioid crisis.
A new report by the RAND Corporation shows that homelessness and other negative outcomes for children can be reduced by improving child welfare services, and that these investments save money over time. Key findings include:
Increasing investment in family preservation services—interventions to help families at risk of child separation—would reduce impacted children’s experience of homelessness as young adults by 2 to 9 percent.
Investing in strategies to reduce child maltreatment and improve kinship care (which facilitates placement of children removed from their family of origin with close relatives) reduces children’s risk of homelessness, underemployment, substance abuse, and criminal convictions as young adults.
Increasing investment in all three approaches to improve child welfare systems—family preservation, preventing child maltreatment, and kinship care—would result in savings of $5.2 to $10.5 billion for a cohort of children born over a five year period, while also improving their later prospects.
planning your pit count?
check out resources to improve your youth count
As communities nationwide prepare to conduct 2018 Point-in-Time counts, be sure to check out the following resources for your youth count:
Voices of Youth Count toolkit contains practical planning resources to learn about designing a youth-specific strategy for your community, including how to engage young people with lived experience as part of your planning.
Homeless Person's Memorial Day is a Call to Action
by Sharon McDonald
On the longest night of the year, we remember friends, family members, and neighbors who passed away this year without a home. We remember their smiles and their stories. We recognize their pain and isolation. We remember the fear, discomfort, and the risk of violence that comes with homelessness. As we grieve those we have […]
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Over the past several years, our nation's progress on veteran homelessness has been one of the most important success stories in the effort to end homelessness. But earlier this month, an annual count of homelessness in the U.S. reminded us that the job isn't done, and we can't slow down. According to the 2017 Annual […]
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