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Report to Congress on Promising Strategies to End Youth Homelessness

Published: April 18, 2012

Last Reviewed: June 10, 2014

Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY)
Ending Homelessness

This is a historical document. Use for research and reference purposes only.

The Report to Congress on Promising Strategies to End Youth Homelessness concludes that building stable and nurturing families is the most effective way to prevent youth homelessness. Increasing positive parenting skills, as well as connecting youth and their families to community resources, can help parents and caregivers manage issues that have the potential to unravel families. When those efforts don’t work, young people need permanent connections with other stable adults and comprehensive support services to transitional successfully to adulthood.