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 2017 AWHA Steering Committee Members provide leadership:
Butler Family Fund | Anne Morin*
Campion Advocacy Fund | Sheila Babb Anderson
Casey Family Programs | Randi Walters
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
Forum for Youth Investment | Thaddeus Ferber
Funders Together to End Homelessness | Amanda Andere
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*
Multnomah County Oregon | Mary Li
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
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 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.