Announcing the “Founding 8” Young Adult Members of the New AWHA Leadership Body

In February 2019, AWHA announced our transition into the next phase of our work: reconstitution of our leadership to empower even greater youth voice and to place racial and LGBTQ equity at the forefront. Over much of 2018, the AWHA Steering Committee explored how our initiative must shift to most effectively launch the work in …

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A Way Home America Leadership Body Call for Applicants

AWHA Leadership Body Informational Webinar A Way Home America [AWHA], a national initiative to build the movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people, is currently seeking dedicated individuals to join our Leadership Body.  Context / Background In February 2019, AWHA announced our transition into the next phase of our work: reconstitution of our …

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Our Meeting with Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Friends,  Today, A Way Home America (AWHA) participated in a roundtable discussion on youth homelessness hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which was attended by HUD Secretary Ben Carson. The Founding 8 members of our new Leadership Body, all of whom are young people with lived experience, made the decision …

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Amidst Record Levels of Youth Homelessness, Ten Communities Across the United States Join Effort to End Crisis

A Way Home America Announces Awardees of Grand Challenge to Tackle Homelessness Among LGBTQ+ Youth and Youth of Color September 4, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, A Way Home America (AWHA) announced the selected communities of its Grand Challenge to end youth homelessness at the True Colors United Impact Summit in Washington, D.C.  The Grand …

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Friends,

As A Way Home America approaches the launch of the Grand Challenge to End Youth Homelessness and the next phase of our work, I am thrilled to announce the selection of Sarah Mikhail as the National Director of the Grand Challenge. She officially began her role as Director on August 19, 2019. Sarah Mikhail was …

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AWHA Is Centering Racial & LGBTQ Equity to #EndYouthHomelessness

Friends, Together, we have built a movement to end youth homelessness with young people, philanthropic leaders, national advocates, federal partners, researchers, and service providers in communities. Across each of these sectors, A Way Home America began identifying our shared priorities, centering youth collaboration along with racial and LGBTQ equity, and seeking change with a collective …

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Five Communities Launch 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

Las Vegas (NV), Miami (FL), Prince George’s County (MD), Sacramento (CA), and Suburban Cook County (IL) Join Monumental System Change Movement to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness     According to a study by Chaplin Hall, one in ten young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in thirty adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form …

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Join Us! | State of the Mvmt to #endyouthhomelessness

Join colleagues and movement leaders from across the country: State of the Movement to #endyouthhomelessness 2/28/18  |  1 – 5pm Westin Bonaventure Hotel  |  Los Angeles   **We are currently past capacity and are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event.**   During this afternoon session attendees: Are informed of and engage with innovative efforts …

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Four More Rural Communities Launch 100-Day Challenges

Four More Rural Communities Launch 100-Day Challenge on Youth Homelessness Franklin County (Maine), Gulf Coast (Mississippi), Marion County (Oregon) and Mendocino County (California) are setting ambitious goals to end homelessness among young people in their rural community. A Way Home America (AWHA) today announced that four more communities have launched 100-Day Challenges to accelerate efforts …

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Geek Out: 8 Community Dashboards, 2 Months of Data, 1 Goal

Are you #datadriven? We are! And all we had to do was get started. We have three more communities—Anchorage, Austin, and San Francisco—joining our cohort to track their data and progress toward ending youth homelessness, using the AWHA Community Dashboards. The first five—Cleveland, Connecticut, El Paso County, Ohio Balance of State, and Washington D.C.—have been …

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Announcing 100-Day Challenges on Youth Homelessness

  Five Communities Take On  Youth Homelessness Baltimore (MD), Columbus (OH), Hennepin County (MN), Louisville (KY) and Palm Beach County (FL) will be setting ambitious goals to end homelessness among young people in their community.   Building on the success of three cities who made remarkable progress last Fall, A Way Home America (AWHA) is …

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Excellent News: Additional 100-Day Challenges in 2017

  Over the course of 100 days, “we did everything differently.” We have some excellent news to share: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as part of its commitment to ending Youth Homelessness, in alignment with the goals set forth in Opening Doors, the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, is …

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3rd 100-Day Challenge Podcast: Success!

ICYMI – Austin, Cleveland and Los Angeles each successfully completed a 100-Day Challenge on Youth Homelessness in mid-December 2016, achieving dramatic progress on addressing youth homelessness over just 100 Days.  Each community exceeded their 100-Day goal, ending the experience of homelessness for a total of 428 young people at the end of December.   So, …

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Austin, Cleveland & Los Angeles House Over 400 Youth During 100-Day Challenges to End Youth Homelessness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Austin, Cleveland and Los Angeles House Over 400 Youth During 100-Day Challenges to End Youth Homelessness Austin, Cleveland and Los Angeles achieved incredible results and gained valuable insights as community teams worked to ambitiously address youth homelessness, housing 413 young people over just 100-Days. For more information: megan@awayhomeamerica.org or 206-605-5044   Austin, …

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