Youth

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Jaquel’s Story

“I want to help dispel the myth that youth from foster care can’t be successful."

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A Message of Thanksgiving

The Office of Refugee Resettlement and its partners provided humanitarian services to more than 175,000 people this past year.

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Performance Partnership Pilot: New Program Launches to Improve the Lives of Disconnected Youth

Pilot program blends funds from five departments to test cost-effective, outcome-focused strategies to benefit youth in need.

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The New Face of Homelessness

November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.

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Honoring Those Who Help Children Find ‘Forever Families’

Adoption Excellence Awards spotlight people who contribute greatly to moving children from foster care to permanent homes.

Hispanic mother and father with child in a pumpkin patch.

Get Ready to Enroll in Marketplace Coverage

Starting Nov. 15, you’ll be able to apply and enroll in 2015 Marketplace coverage.

A student at Lakota Woglaka Wounspe, an immersion school supported by Oglala Lakota College and current ANA grantee.

Building Children’s Protective Factors : The Extra Effect of Language Programs

Positive cultural identity and confidence go hand in hand with language gains.

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Who are Disconnected Youth? A Look at Victims of Child Maltreatment

Three years after being reported as a victim of maltreatment, 15 percent of youth ages 16-24 meet the criteria for being “disconnected.”

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The Kerin Family

Brothers Joe, Cody and Brandon tell people that being adopted is one of the best things that ever happened to them.

William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner, Family and Youth Services Bureau

Two Anniversaries, One Goal: Celebrating the Runaway & Homeless Youth and Family Violence Prevention & Services Acts

Associate Commissioner highlights goals of Runaway & Homeless Youth and Family Violence Prevention & Services Acts on historic anniversaries.

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