Question

Were you aware that 2/3 of adults experiencing homelessness have not received a high school diploma or completed a GED?

Policy -to- Practice: Implementation and Impact of California Policies on Youth Homelessness from 2013

"Policy changes making a difference in the lives of young people!"

NAEHCY and the California Homeless Youth Project asked McKinney-Vento liaisons and service providers how four CA bills, brought to fruition through the collaborative efforts NAEHCY and dedicated local partners, affected youth in their communities. 151 respondents from 134 different zip codes across the state provided information showing that:

  • The Homeless Youth Education Success Act (SB 177) has helped over 27,000 students receive immediate enrollment and full participation in school.
  • CalFresh Benefits for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (AB 309) has ensured food benefits for 13,000 young people.
  • Child Welfare Reporting of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (AB 652) helped prevent the unnecessary reporting to child welfare of more than 5,000 youth.

Download Policy to Practice: Implementation and Impact of California Policies on Youth Homelessness from 2013, prepared by NAEHCY's 2014 Young Leader Policy Intern,  Jessie McCormick, to learn more about the effects of NAEHCY's policy work in California.

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