May 9, 2019
Statement: Washington State’s Reversal on Locking Up Runaways is a Major Step Toward Ending Youth Homelessness
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Governor Inslee and the Washington state legislature have taken an important step toward a more just and humane juvenile justice system for our state’s youth and families. Read More

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March 27, 2019
Education has a powerful role to play in preventing and ending youth homelessness
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New data confirms that a record-breaking number of students experienced homelessness during the 2016-17 school year. The number of students who experience homelessness each year has been steadily ticking upward for more than a decade, topping out at more than 1.3 million in 2017.Read More

Education Leads Home
March 6, 2019
Education Leads Home announces the State Partnerships on Student Homelessness Project
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This week the national campaign to address student homelessness, Education Leads Home, announced that six states—California, Kentucky, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington—have been chosen to participate in a first-of-its-kind partnership aimed improving educational outcomes for students who are experiencing homelessness.Read More

February 19, 2019
Affirming our commitment to end youth homelessness
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On April 1, 2019 Katie Hong will be stepping away from her role as the Raikes Foundation’s Director of Youth Homelessness and into her new role as Director of Special Initiatives.Read More

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October 5, 2018
New Report Offers Key Insights Into Student Homelessness
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This week, our partners at Schoolhouse Washington released a comprehensive report on the academic outcomes of students experiencing homelessness in Washington state.Read More

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September 7, 2018
Host Homes could provide housing for every homeless young adult in King County
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We’re excited to announce that we’re building on our partnership with the Accelerator YMCA and the Medina Foundation to work with King County, Friends of Youth and the Pearl Jam Fund to expand the Host Homes King County program. Host Homes are a promising solution to help house youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness. Host Homes are temporary placements for youth, typically about six months, that provide a safe and stable base while the young person searches for employment, permanent housing or works to complete an education goal.Read More

August 2, 2018
Washington state takes another step toward ending youth homelessness
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A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Washington state has been awarded not one, but two federal Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) grants. These grants reaffirm that Washington state is on the right path toward ending youth homelessness and that our state can lead the way for others.Read More

Pearl Jam Home Shows
July 18, 2018
Why we’re banding together with Pearl Jam to fight homelessness
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We are facing an unprecedented homelessness crisis. Thousands of our neighbors have been pushed beyond the brink and are living in their cars, shelters, tents and park benches all over Seattle and the Puget Sound region. The conversations about solutions have kicked up a disconcerting debate in our city – one that doesn’t match the Seattle I grew up in and the compassion I know exists in the hearts of the people who call our city home.Read More

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June 8, 2018
King County’s latest homelessness report shows promising signs and a path forward
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Each year our community brings together a small army of volunteers for the Point-In-Time (PIT) count. Coordinated by All Home, the PIT count aims to both tally the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night, as well as gather information about their needs so that our community can improve the homeless crisis response system. Read More

April 4, 2018
Legislature and Advocates Work Together In Key Policy Wins for Homeless Youth
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In its most recent session the Washington state legislature continued to build on its goal to end youth homelessness with new laws and funding. The legislative action was bold and strategic and sets the stage for substantial improvements to the lives of young people and their families.Read More