News and Updates

 

Federal Budget Update: FY2018 and FY2019

The fiscal year 2019 budget process kicked off this week with the release of the President’s FY2019 budget proposal; meanwhile, Congress still hasn't finalized funding levels for FY2018. We present basic information about the status of the FY2018 and FY2019 federal budgets, proposed funding levels for programs serving children and youth experiencing homelessness, and recommended advocacy steps.

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Three New ESSA Resources

We’ve got three new tools to share, including a primer PPT on ESSA; a new reference tool on transportation for students in foster care; and a new guide designed to help LEA liaisons and homeless service providers develop a basic understanding of, and build partnerships with, five key early childhood programs.

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Acts of Kindness, All Year Round

By Cynthia A. Núñez  MSW, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Lewiston, ID. "One night last fall, I lay awake, replaying a conversation I had had with a fellow social worker regarding homelessness in our community. I recalled his words about “the overall lack of concern for a population that many choose to ignore” and I contemplated what could I do to make a difference." 

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A Place Without People

By Jessie McCormick. Jessie works at Sasha Bruce Youthwork and is passionate about making resources such as education and health care available to homeless youth and young adults. Homelessness. I...

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Homeless Again This Year

I sat down with a young man I have worked with since he was in middle school. He is now 17 years old. He was homeless with his mother, and he is now homeless as an unaccompanied youth. “Well Jay, it’s that time of the year. What would you like for Christmas?” I asked.

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