Melville in the News

New York to Give Homeless Youth ‘No Strings’ Cash for Two Years

Originally published in Newsweek.com by Jason Lemon   New York City is launching an experimental program that will give some homeless young people no-strings-attached direct cash payments of $1,250 per month as part of a public-private partnership supported by the mayor’s office. Some 30 to 40 young people, ages 18 to 24, will be eligible […]

Read More
Blog Posts

How We Are Working to “Meet the Moment”

by | November 11, 2020

Dear friends, In April, as the COVID-19 virus was radically transforming our lives and world, we shared details about the Trust’s response, which included immediately redirecting funds toward emergency COVID-19 relief in Connecticut, streamlining our grant processes and offering flexible support to our grantee partners. At that point the impact of COVID-19 was just beginning […]

Read More
Blog Posts

Trying Not To Break Down — A Homeless Teen Navigates Middle School

by | October 9, 2018

Two and half million children are homeless in America. In Boise, Idaho, 14-year-old Caydden Zimmerman struggles with the anxieties of middle school while living in a homeless shelter.

Read More
Blog Posts

[EVENT] Could Connecticut Be the 1st State to End Youth Homelessness?

by | September 5, 2018

Join us for a morning of learning and inspiration as we highlight Connecticut’s progress in ending youth homelessness and strategize about what is needed to finish the job!

Read More
Blog Posts

Implementing Change: Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice and Youth Homelessness for Young Adults

by | June 13, 2018

Resources for law enforcement, schools, state and local governments, and State Advisory Groups to understand and address the intersections between juvenile justice and youth homelessness.

Read More
Blog Posts

Missed Opportunities: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in America

by | April 25, 2018

Chapin Hall just released the most comprehensive study on LGBTQ youth homelessness to date. Megan Gibbard Kline, Director of A Way Home America, shares how we can use this new data to change these sobering stats.

Read More
Blog Posts

The Whole Person

by | February 7, 2018

We know housing is at the core of ending homelessness. We also know we can’t stop there.

Read More
Blog Posts

The Impossible (And Necessary) Task of Counting Homeless Youths

by | January 8, 2018

Without an accurate count of how many young people are living without a home on their own, there can’t be effective policy. So at the end of January activists and volunteers in Connecticut will try to find and engage every young person between the ages of 13 and 24 who is homeless or unstably housed. Read […]

Read More
Blog Posts

Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America

by | November 15, 2017

An unprecedented look into the scope and urgency of youth homelessness in America.

Read More
Melville in the News

Formerly Homeless Youth Lead Hartford Panel On Helping Their Own

“It all comes down to this: we have a voice, and it needs to be heard.” Jay Perry, youth researcher at the Youth Action Hub, perfectly summed up the motivation for the author reading/community discussion on LGBTQ youth homelessness.

Read More
Louisville 100 Day Challenge Team. Photo: Aimee Hendrigan
Blog Posts

What Can You Do in 100 Days? House 100 Youth? You Bet!

by | August 2, 2017

Aimee Hendrigan was in Baltimore for the launch of the 100-Day Challenge to end youth homelessness. Here’s what she saw and why she is excited about this dynamic process.

Read More
Blog Posts

Meet the Youth Action Hub

by | June 28, 2017

Meet the researchers at the Youth Action Hub. Smart, resilient, and dedicated to making it easier for the young folks in Connecticut that are struggling like they once did.

Read More
Melville in the News

Homeward Bound

Meet four of the young people who were housed during A Way Home America’s 100 Day Challenge.

Read More
Blog Posts

Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change

by | March 2, 2017

Ten key principles and policy recommendations to help ensure that a youth’s involvement with the juvenile justice system does not increase the likelihood that they will experience homelessness, and that youth experiencing homelessness receive the services and supports they need instead of being cited, arrested, charged, or incarcerated.

Read More
Blog Posts

Podcast: A Way Home America

by | October 27, 2016

Two members of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness are following three communities as they undertake 100-Day Challenges to end youth homelessness.

Read More
Blog Posts

Voices of Youth Count: A Toolkit

by | October 1, 2016

A practical step-by-step roadmap for anyone leading the organization and execution of the count of youth experiencing homelessness in their community.

Read More
Blog Posts

A Way Home America Transition Plan

by | September 13, 2016

Actions and strategies to end youth homelessness prepared for the new administration.

Read More
Blog Posts

Ending Homelessness for Youth Series

by | September 9, 2016

A series of papers on ending youth homelessness that capture information from practitioners in the field about the strategies they find most successful to prevent and end homelessness among youth.

Read More