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ERIC Number: EJ696571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4021
Reaching the Hard to Reach: Innovative Housing for Homeless Youth through Strategic Partnerships
Van Leeuwen, Jamie
Child Welfare, v83 n5 p453 Sep 2004
This article features three housing programs designed to target the needs of youth aging out of child welfare. One program combines housing and treatment to move substance-dependent youth off the streets; one combines the resources of Urban Peak, the only licensed homeless and runaway youth shelter in Colorado, with the Denver Department of Human Services to prevent youth in child welfare from discharging to the streets; and one addresses the intense mental health needs of this population. It costs Colorado $53,655 to place a young person in youth corrections for one year and $53,527 for residential treatment. It costs Urban Peak $5,378 to move a young person off of the streets. This article describes how data have driven program development and discusses how policy implications and relationships with the public and private sector can leverage additional resources.
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado