Partnerships and Initiatives

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Ending Veteran Homelessness


Ending Youth Homelessness

Youth Needs Assessment

The River Valleys Continuum of Care Homeless Youth Committee conducted a Needs Assessment over a 12-day period in late 2011.  Four hundred eight young people between the ages of 12 and 24, from six different communities, completed a survey about their basic needs.  See summary data.  See also the April 2012 report prepared by Patty Beech for Center City Housing Corporation: Families and Youth without Stable Housing in Rochester.

Young Faces No Places, Understanding your Role

You may open the entire Youth Liaison Tool Kit or open each section separately.
Cover Page
Section One: An Introduction & the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Section Two: McKinney-Vento Guidance – Law in Practice/Best Practices
Section Three: Minnesota Department of Education – School – One Stable Place
Section Four: Sample Intake Process – Rochester Public Schools
Section Five: The 100 most Frequently Asked Question on the Education Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations
Section Six: Appendix/Resources/Contents


Academic Achievement Trajectories of Homeless and Highly Mobile Students: Resilience in the Context of Chronic and Acute Risk is a study that was done by Society for Research in Child Development, Inc. and compares academic achievement of homeless or highly mobile students with other students.  

Education for Children and Youth Who are in Transition and Homeless

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires state and local education agencies to build awareness of the needs of children and youth who are homeless.  See details from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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