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Building Program Capacity to Support Youth at Risk of Homelessness (YARH): Phases I-III

Phase I: 2013-2015 Phase II: 2015-2019 Phase III: 2019-2022

Project Overview

Objective

YARH has two main goals: The first was to support communities in designing comprehensive service models intended to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults involved in the child welfare system. The second is to test one of these models to build the evidence base on promising strategies that support these youth.

Project Motivation

Preventing homelessness is a complicated multifaceted process, and so is evaluating programs with that goal. YARH supports communities in doing this work and adding to the field’s knowledge of how to address youth homelessness.

Partners in Progress

State, county, and tribal child welfare agencies, community-based organizations, service providers.

Prepared For

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Youth and young adults with child welfare involvement face significant challenges in their transition to adulthood, which increases their risk of becoming homeless.

To build the evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness for those who have been involved in the child welfare system, the Children’s Bureau funded a multiphase grant program, referred to as Youth at Risk of Homelessness (YARH).

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