A Way Home America is a national initiative to build the movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people. We are homeless youth providers, advocates, researchers, government agencies, philanthropists and young people uniting behind a common goal: #endyouthhomelessness.

 

The following 2018 AWHA Steering Committee Members provide leadership:

Butler Family Fund | Anne Morin*

Campion Advocacy Fund | Sheila Babb Anderson

Center for Social Innovation | Marc Dones

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago | Sonali Patel

Children’s Defense Fund | Richard Hooks Wayman

Coalition for Juvenile Justice | Naomi Smoot

Coalition for the Homeless Houston/Harris Co. | Eva Thibaudeau

Covenant House International | Lori Maloney

CSH | Sarah Hunter

Funders Together to End Homelessness | Amanda Andere

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative | Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez

Larkin Street Youth Services | Sherilyn Adams* 

Lighthouse Youth Services | Meredith Hicks

Los Angeles LGBT Center | Simon Costello

MANY Network | Megan Blondin

Melville Charitable Trust | Aimee Hendrigan*

National Alliance to End Homelessness | Nan Roman*

National Network for Youth | Darla Bardine*

National Youth Forum on Homelessness | Dee Balliet

National Youth Forum on Homelessness | Riviana Hyatt

National Youth Forum on Homelessness | Phoebe Van Cleefe

Raikes Foundation | Katie Hong*

Simmons Foundation | Kelli King-Jackson

State of Minnesota | Cathy ten Broeke*

True Colors Fund | Gregory Lewis*

*Indicates a member of the Executive Committee

 

AWHA Staff:
Megan Gibbard Kline is the Director of A Way Home America, a national initiative to prevent and end youth homelessness. She previously coordinated the regional effort to prevent and end youth homelessness in King County, Washington; including county-wide priority setting around youth and young adult homelessness, the establishment of King County’s first point in time count for youth and young adults and the early implementation of coordinated entry for young adults.  Megan was the Executive Director of Teen Feed, a small agency in Seattle’s University District; and has worked with youth experiencing homelessness for the past 15 years – starting as an overnight shelter worker. She received her MSW from the University of Washington in 2004 and her LICSW in 2011. She is based in Seattle and is a sailor and a terrier enthusiast.

 

Download the fact sheet about our effort:
2016 AWHA Fact Sheet

 

A Way Home America was inspired by the efforts of A Way Home Canada to mobilize across sectors to prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada. Our common vision of a future where young people do not experience homelessness is the tie that binds us.