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America's Youngest Outcasts: South Carolina

Infographic that documents the number of homeless children in South Carolina, their well-being, their risk for child homelessness, and state level planning and policy efforts.

Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Facts and resources about the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Homeless and Runaway Youth

Statistics on homeless and runaway youth. Common reasons why youth become homeless or runaway. Consequences of life on the street. What are states doing?

Homeless Children and Youth: Causes and Consequences

This November 2009 report explores the causes and consequences of the epidemic of homelessness among children and youth.

Homelessness Resource Center

An interactive learning community dedicated to disseminating knowledge and best practices to help prevent and end homelessness, and to increase access to and improve delivery of behavioral health services.

Homeless Youth in America: Who Are They?

A look at the numbers and the people behind the numbers who make up our homeless youth population.

Homeless Youth: Public Awareness Guide

A guide to help you help homeless youth in your community meet their survival and support needs, find safe places to call home, and, ultimately, to thrive.

Housing and Homeless Programs For People With Mental Health Issues

The Housing and Homeless Programs of SCDMH provide technical assistance and funding through vendor contracts to organizations, primarily non-profit organizations, that provide housing and services to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Our mission is to provide people with mental illness the opportunity to live independently in the community of their choice with dignity and respect.

Legal Tools to End Youth Homelessness

Provides information on federal laws that can help homeless/runaway youth.

Locate a Health Center

Locate the nearest Community Health Center, including Health Care for the Homeless Programs.

Locate a Runaway and Homeless Youth Program

Locate the nearest Family and Youth Services Bureau-funded emergency shelter, transitional living program or street outreach program for runaway or homeless youth.

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

A legal arm of the nationwide movement to alleviate, prevent, and end homelessness, whose primary strategies are to impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.

National Runaway Safeline

The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. NRS provides education and solution-focused interventions, offers non-sectarian, non-judgmental support, respects confidentiality, collaborates with volunteers, and responds to at-risk youth and their families 24 hours a day through phone, email and live chat.

Preventing the Tragedy of LGBT Youth Homelessness

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth make up a disproportionate segment of young homeless population. While the problems that cause LGBT youth homelessness are many, so are the solutions.

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) program that provides services to "people with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless." Services include community-based outreach; support services including mental health, substance abuse, case management; and some housing services.

Searching Affordable Rental Housing

Whether you are looking for a place to call home, or you would like a place to list your rental properties. A free statewide listing and locating service is now available to assist you...

Support for Students Whose Families Have Lost Their Homes to Foreclosure

If your family owned its home and lost it to foreclosure, or if your family was renting a home and the landlord lost it to foreclosure, and you are now living in a temporary situation, your preschool-aged and school-aged children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the McKinney-Vento Act.

The National Network for Youth

Organization advocating at the federal level to educate the public and policymakers about the needs of homeless and disconnected youth.

What Your Community Needs to do to End Youth Homelessness

A checklist that helps communities identify the minimum requirements for an effective permanent solution to prevent and end youth homelessness.

Youth Homelessness

Learn about youth homelessness, casuses, consequences and ways you can help.

Housing and Homeless Programs For People With Mental Health Issues

The Housing and Homeless Programs of SCDMH provide technical assistance and funding through vendor contracts to organizations, primarily non-profit organizations, that provide housing and services to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Our mission is to provide people with mental illness the opportunity to live independently in the community of their choice with dignity and respect.

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