The March 2016 Voices of Youth Count Newsletter is now available. Please click here to read it.
Twenty-two communities from across the United States will work with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago in partnership on Voices of Youth Count, a first-of-its-kind national effort aimed at ending youth homelessness. Communities will work hand-in-hand with Chapin Hall’s Voices of Youth Count to carry out youth-led counts and surveys of young people and providers. Common data collection…Read More
The February Voices of Youth Count newsletter is now available. Click here to read it.
It is an exciting time at Chapin Hall as we approach the important challenge of counting and capturing the experiences of unaccompanied homeless and runaway youth with Voices of Youth Count partners across the country. Chapin Hall can connect its early days as a policy research center to the idea of using counting and data…Read More
It’s been a busy, exciting summer for Voices of Youth Count, also known at VoYC! First, we had the launch In late June. All of us here have been humbled by the warm and supportive response we’ve received from across the field. The community of people who care deeply about seeing real improvements in the…Read More
The National Network for Youth posted a blog entry about Voices of Youth Count. The entry was written by Bryan Samuels, Executive Director of Chapin Hall. The post can be read on the NN4Y website here. It is also reproduced in full below: June 26, 2015 Establishing a reliable national estimate of youth homelessness Voices…Read More
UChicago News posted a story about the launch of Voices of Youth Count. The full text of the story is below. It can also be read at the UChicago News website. Chapin Hall initiative seeks better estimate, understanding of homeless youth Voices of Youth Count aims to change public policy, improve services By Jann Ingmire…Read More
Katie Hong, Program Officer at The Raikes Foundation, wrote a blog post highlighting the launch of Voices of Youth Count. The full text of the post is below. June 24, 2015 Making Youth Voices Count Nationally By Katie Hong Youth Homelessness Strategy Lead, Raikes Foundation I’ve written before about how important it is to truly understand…Read More
Q: Which youth exactly will Voices of Youth Count cover? A: Unaccompanied homeless and runaway youth, meaning those not living with a parent, between the ages of fourteen and twenty-four. Q: Which Federal definition of unaccompanied homeless and runaway youth will Voices of Youth Count use? A: Voices of Youth Count is aware of the…Read More
Led by the Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Voices of Youth Count is an innovative, original research effort designed to link evidence and action by capturing the experiences of runaway and homeless youth, more clearly defining the scope of the issue, and driving compelling knowledge into the hands of the broad national community…Read More