Upstream Prevention

A Way Home CanadaPrevention, Youth Homelessness0 Comments

I recently heard a young person with lived experience of homelessness offering recommendations to A Way Home America and senior policy makers. He said that funding more services and supports for youth experiencing homelessness is great, but it’s not good enough. He talked about the damage to his life caused by his experiences in foster care and then later with homelessness. … Read More

A Way Home 2016: Part Two

A Way Home CanadaCollective Impact, Housing First, Human Rights, Prevention0 Comments

In an earlier blog post I shared with you an overview of everything that the A Way Home Canada coalition has accomplished to date and a few highlights of what was coming down the line, including the recently released Youth Homelessness Community Planning Toolkit and the Youth Rights, Right Now! Ending Youth Homelessness: A Human Rights Guide. The Canadian Observatory … Read More

Helping Communities Go Further Faster: Youth Homelessness Community Planning Toolkit

A Way Home CanadaCommunity Planning, Youth Homelessness0 Comments

I am pleased to announce the launch of a free and open-source online resource to support communities and planners in their quests to develop and implement comprehensive plans to prevent and end youth homelessness, the Youth Homelessness Community Planning Toolkit. So what’s this Toolkit all about? Communities across Canada and the U.S. are recognizing the need for targeted strategies to … Read More