BREAKING: New evidence helps communities strengthen coordinated entry, assessment and support for homeless youth

Youth Collaboratory

Today, November 15th, Youth Collaboratory (formerly known as MANY), Chapin Hall, USC, and the Schultz Family Foundation released "Toward a System Response to Ending Youth Homelessness." This report summarizes key lessons learned from analyzing the largest national data set combining risk assessments with homelessness systems data on youth.

Overall, the lessons from this analysis bolster the idea that communities can:

  • strengthen collective intake and assessment (“coordinated entry”) systems,
  • develop creative service delivery approaches for youth who do not immediately receive housing, and
  • strengthen data to measure and improve long-term outcomes.

To access the report, click here. To view some suggested courses of action to take from the report's findings, click here.