Sasha Bruce

Hot off the press from Chapin Hall is its publication, Missed Opportunities in Youth Pathways Through Homelessness. This important report focuses on service and policy enhancements as recommended by homeless youth, themselves. One important conclusion is that “housing-first models are increasingly dominating the landscape of homelessness intervention as an empirically supported, effective approach to interrupting housing instability…Stable and safe housing is of unquestionable importance, but youth had concurrent (and often unmet) developmental needs that were equally vital to their well-being and long-term stability. Our findings suggest that ending homelessness among youth requires a set of flexible supports and resources that take seriously the developmental needs of youth.”