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  • February 18, 2015

    Check Out These Community Plans to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

    By Nicolas Seip

    We’re thrilled to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to identify successful strategies to ensure that no young person is left without a home because of their sexual orientation or …

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  • February 17, 2015

    Laying a Foundation of Faith and Family with FreedHearts

    By Twiggy Pucci Garçon

     

    We met Susan and Rob Cottrell, founders of FreedHearts, at the Gay Christian Network Conference back in January. FreedHearts works to support Christian parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) children, and offer them resources to

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  • January 15, 2015

    Providing a “Bridge for Youth” in Minnesota

    By Nicolas Seip

    Kristan Clow is the Youth and Community Outreach Manager at The Bridge for Youth, a Minneapolis-based organization that serves youth experiencing homelessness. Emily Dunn, our Program Associate, spoke with Kristan about the work The Bridge is doing for …

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  • January 14, 2015

    Protecting Youth in Our Nation’s Capital

    By Nicolas Seip

    You may have heard the recent story about Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year old girl of transgender experience, who ended her life in December. In her suicide note (which she posted to Tumblr), Leelah said that her parents refused to …

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  • January 14, 2015

    Join Us for a PIT Count Tweet-Up!

    By Nicolas Seip

    Who? You!
    What? An online discussion on how you can make your youth count the best it can be!
    Where? Twitter!
    When? Tuesday, January 27 from 2pm – 3pm ET.
    How? Simply mention the hashtag #40toNone in your tweet to

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  • December 15, 2014

    True Youth Count Toolkit

    By Nicolas Seip

    We all have a role in ending youth homelessness, and we can all take an active role in making sure all youth are counted! Youth are a unique group, with a particular set of experiences and survival strategies that require …

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  • December 11, 2014

    Nashville’s Launch Pad for Street-Free Sleep

    By Nicolas Seip

    Pam Sheffer is the Just Us Program Director at the Oasis Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She also spearheads Launch Pad. Our Community Organizing Intern Christa Price spoke with Pam about this initiative and the effect it’s having on the lives …

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  • October 23, 2014

    Study Gives Data and Clarity to the Effort to #EndYouthHomelessness

    By Nicolas Seip

    Youth homelessness is often referred to as an “invisible issue.” Young people experiencing homelessness often don’t “appear” homeless, and few are quick to stand up and announce their housing status. In order to address youth homelessness, we need a clear …

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  • October 10, 2014

    What Jesse Helt Can Teach Us About Homelessness

    By Nicolas Seip

     

    By now, you’ve probably heard of Jesse Helt, the young man who accepted the 2014 Video Music Award (VMA) for Video of the Year on Miley Cyrus’s behalf, stating:

    “I am accepting this award on behalf of the

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  • October 10, 2014

    Spotlight on One Heartland

    By Nicolas Seip

    Those of us who went to camp in our youth understand that it’s more than just kickball and campfires, no matter how many s’mores one might have eaten (too many). Some of my fondest memories, and all of …

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