Category Archives: Children & Youth

Personal Essay by a Homeless Young Mother

Greetings  readers! Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tanea Ezell. I am a young adult mother to an exquisite 21 month old toddler boy. This wonderful opportunity to write a blog post was presented to me at … Continue reading

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Ending homelessness – social justice and human rights

“We don’t work on homelessness.” It’s a comment I hear from policymakers, funders, and other organizations. But my feeling is that if you work on poverty, and if you work on justice, you work on homelessness. Over the years, homelessness … Continue reading

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“Homelessness Has a Thousand Meanings”

Homelessness has a thousand meanings for the thousands of people who suffer from it every day in the United States. For the college students who spoke at the June 17th Congressional briefing, “The Voices of Youth: A Discussion on Resilience, … Continue reading

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Homelessness and LGBT Youth

A new article by the Center for American Progress highlights three threats to the health and wellness of LGBT young people. Bullying, family rejection and homelessness are named as preventable injustices faced by LGBT young people. “Homelessness disrupts the lives and development of these … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Home

In January, I keynoted a conference on unaccompanied homeless youth in Houston, hosted by One Voice Texas. I shared advice and best practices from our updated guidebook on laws affecting unaccompanied youth, Alone Without A Home, to help a local coalition that … Continue reading

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Law Center Partners with ABA To Support Human Rights and Protect Disaster Victims

Law Center staff are working with the American Bar Association’s Commission on Homelessness & Poverty on two exciting projects – drafting an ABA policy resolution in support of the implementation of the human right to housing and disseminating important information about post-disaster … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Homeless Youth in Philadelphia

Guest Post by Joe Willard, Vice President of Policy and Staci Perlman, Visiting Scholar of People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia Our latest report, Homeless Youth in Philadelphia shows findings from a survey — Youth Risk Behavior Survey — taken by youth who … Continue reading

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Reflections from a Project LEARN Volunteer

Project LEARN (Lawyers Education Access Resource Network) is a cutting-edge initiative of the Law Center. It is designed to ensure children who are homeless have a stable school life by training lawyers across the country on homeless children’s rights and … Continue reading

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Houston Conference Advances Rights of Homeless Youth

On January 25, Law Center Director of Human Rights & Children’s Rights Programs Eric Tars gave the keynote address at the Educational Forum on Homeless Youth in Houston, Texas, hosted by One Voice Texas (OVT). He educated participants about the rights of … Continue reading

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Looking Back: A Milestone Year for Homeless Advocacy

The year 2012 was an important milestone for the Law Center, as we marked the 25th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act—the first federal legislation to address homelessness—for which our founder and executive director was a primary advocate.  But while great … Continue reading

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