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National Coalition for the Homeless
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National Coalition for the Homeless

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to end homelessness.  Toward this end, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) engages in public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing. We focus our work in the following 4 areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.


California Homeless Youth Project

The California Homeless Youth Project (HYP) is a research and policy initiative that highlights the issues and challenges faced by unaccompanied young people who are homeless or lack stable housing. The HYP features the voices of youth describing their experiences and their recommendations for policy change.


National Alliance to End Homelessness

Policy analysis, research, training and legislative advocacy to prevent and end homelessness. Includes resources on youth homelessness.


Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership

The Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership (HHYP) agencies have been actively collaborating since 1982, and HHYP was formally established in 1999. Its member agencies are among the pre-eminent experts on the issues of youth homelessness in Los Angeles, the current homeless capital of America. As service providers, HHYP works to achieve best practices in service delivery with the goal of strengthening interventions to help homeless youth exit the streets, overcoming the traumatic experiences at the core of their homelessness. Since 2000, the HHYP has been a Level III Community Trauma Treatment Center under the auspices of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).

One resource, developed in partnership with the Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth, is a series of elearning modules that are designed to help orient and educate direct service staff working with homeless youth. Enroll in these modules free of charge at


Covenant House California

Serving homeless youth in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area with comprehensive health and mental health services. Advocates at state and local levels on behalf of homeless youth.