To learn more about the subject of youth at risk, please visit the resources below.
National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Throwaway Children; This is the most thorough and recent study (1999) that we have to go by. This is the source that is most widely quoted regarding the numbers of homeless youth.
Released every year by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, it details how homelessness is effecting communities across America.
The Campaign’s newly-released report on child homelessness in America. Alaska is 28th in the nation with 7,300 homeless children in 2010.
A 2009 report on Homelessness in Alaska, compiled by the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness is a statewide organization working to develop strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing and eliminate homelessness in our great state.
Safe Place is a national youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. They create a network of “Safe Place locations” – that connect youth in crisis with those who can help.
The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
Kids Count tracks over 100 measures of child well-being, by state.
The National Network for Youth works with agencies serving homeless and runaway youth and connects them – and the kids they serve – with valuable resources.
The RHYTTC serves as a resource for FYSB funded Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees. Training and Technical Assistance Services are directed at assisting RHY grantees to engage in continuous quality improvement of their services and to build their capacity to effectively serve runaway and homeless youth
The National Runaway Switchboard is a 24-hour crisis line that helps connect runaway teens and their supporters with resources and information. 1-800-RUNAWAY
The Covenant House Alaska is located in Anchorage, AK and has served thousands of teens since their opening in 1988. Their programs include an emergency shelter, transitional living, workforce development, and daytime community services.
The legal definition of youth homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act. See also: What Is Homelessness?