Youth-At Risk of Homelessness: What We’ve Done and Where We’re Going

Publication Date: October 15, 2020
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Research Questions

  1. What is YARH?
  2. What have YARH grantees done to date?
  3. What is happening now with YARH?

This infographic describes the multi-phased Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) project. This grant program started in 2013 to build evidence on what works in preventing homelessness among youth and young adults with previous involvement with the child welfare system.


This infographic describes the Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) project, funded by the Children’s Bureau in collaboration with ACF’s Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.

Key Findings and Highlights

  • During the first phase of YARH, grantees identified and described their target populations and began developing interventions to serve them. During the second phase, grantees began implementing and testing their comprehensive service models.
  • YARH grantees represent a diverse array of geographic areas and organizations, including state, county/tribal child welfare agencies, and other community-based organizations.
  • Now in phase three, YARH sites are building evidence of the effectiveness of their models.


Data for this infographic comes from project documents including grant applications, semiannual progress reports, regular standing calls with grantees, and work plans.


Clary, L., Ferro, C., and M. C. Bradley (2020). Youth At-Risk of Homelessness: What we’ve done and where we’re going. OPRE Report Number 2020-123. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Youth At-Risk of Homelessness, acronym used to represent the initiative funded by ACF to support communities in addressing homelessness among youth and young adults with child welfare involvement
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