HCYA Supporters

294 organizations committed to securing a bright future for children and youth endorse the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA). The HYCA would amend the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of homelessness to include children and youth who are verified as homeless by other federal program personnel, and to restore decision-making to local communities.

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53 National Organizations (Download PDF)

Afterschool Alliance
Alliance for Children and Families
Alliance for Excellent Education
Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST)
American Association of School Administrators
American Federation of Teachers
American Psychological Association
American School Counselor Association
Campaign for Youth Justice
Child Welfare League of America
Children’s Advocacy Institute
Children’s Leadership Council
Coalition for Community Schools
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
Covenant House
Family Promise
First Focus Campaign for Children
Food Research and Action Center
Foster Club
Foster Family-based Treatment Association
HEAR US Inc.
Healthy Teen Network
Justice for Families
MANY
National Association of Counsel for Children
National Association for the Education of
Homeless Children and Youth
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Education Association
National Center for Housing and Child Welfare
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Foster Care Coalition
National Head Start Association
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Network for Youth
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
National Safe Place Network
National Title I Association
National Youth Advocate Program
Organizations Concerned About Rural Education
Opportunity Action
Ounce of Prevention Fund
Rural School and Community Trust
School Social Work Association of America
Southwest Key Programs, Inc.
SparkAction
The W. Haywood Burns Institute
Western Regional Advocacy Project

7 Regional Organizations

Community Technology Alliance
Elev8
Janus Youth Programs
MANY
New England Head Start Association
Region IX Head Start Association
Region X Head Start Association

234 State and Local Organizations

Alabama
Children’s Aid Society
Morgan County System of Services

Alaska
Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness
Fairbanks Counseling & Adoption
Juneau Youth Services

Arizona
Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (Project ALWAYS)
Children’s Action Alliance
Homeless Youth Connection
Kiwanis of North Phoenix
UMOM New Day Centers
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

Arkansas
North Little Rock School District
Youth Bridge (Northwest Arkansas)

California
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (Oakland)
California Coalition for Youth
Center for Health Justice (Los Angeles)
Charities Housing
Children Now
City of Sunnyvale
CIYMCA – Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter (Santa Barbara)
Coalition on Homelessness (San Francisco)
Community Housing Partnership (San Francisco)
Community Human Services of Monterey County
Compass Point (San Francisco)
East Oakland Community Project
Episcopal Sanctuary (San Francisco)
Family Assistance Program (Victorville)
Family and Youth Roundtable (San Diego)
Fertig, Gold & Leiberman (Santa Monica)
Gale Kuns Ministries, Inc. (Visalia)
Hamilton Family Center (San Francisco)
Hayward Community Action Network (Hayward)
Homeless Prenatal Program (San Francisco)
Home Start (San Diego)
Interface Children & Family Services (Camarillo)
Larkin Street Youth Services (San Francisco)
Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (San Jose)
Los Angeles Community Action Center
Merced River Elementary School District (Winton)
New Morning Youth & Family Services (Placerville)
Project YES (Modesto)
Redwood Community Action Agency Youth Service Bureau (Eureka)
Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee
Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness
San Diego Youth Services
Sanctuary of Hope (Los Angeles)
Social Advocates for Youth (Santa Rosa)
South County Collaborative (Gilroy)
The Village Family Services (North Hollywood)
Western Center on Law and Poverty
Western Regional Advocacy Project
Youth Spirit Artworks (Berkley)

Colorado
Attention Homes (Boulder)
Urban Peak Colorado Springs
Urban Peak Denver

Connecticut
Bethel AME Church (Bridgeport)
Council of Churches (Bridgeport)
First United Church of Christ (Bridgeport)
Generation Joshua Outreach Ministry (Bridgeport)
Janus Center for Youth In Crisis (Bridgeport)
Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors (Bridgeport)
Jesse Lee United Methodist Church (Easton)
Kids in Crisis (Greenwich)
Salem Lutheran Church (Bridgeport)
Saugatuck Congregational Church (Westport)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Fairfield)
Unity Hill (Trumbull)

District of Columbia
Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.
StandUp for Kids

Florida
Covenant House (Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando)
Family Resources, Inc.
Florida Network of Youth and Family Services
Hope Community Outreach (Citra)
Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team of Palm Beach County (Belle Glade)
Interfaith Emergency Services (Ocala)
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. (New Port Richey)

Georgia
Fulton County Schools – Program for Children and Youth in Transition
Sconiers Homeless Preventive Organization, Inc. (Riverdale)
Unheard Voices
Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc. (Atlanta)

Illinois
Illinois Collaboration on Youth
Illinois Head Start Association
The Night Ministry (Chicago)
Youth Service Bureau (Springfield)

Indiana
Crisis Center, Inc., a Youth Service Bureau (Gary)
Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County, Inc. (South Bend)
Youth Service Bureau (Bloomington)
Youth Service Bureau of Monroe County

Iowa
Youth and Shelter Services, Inc (Ames)

Kansas
Hillcrest Transitional Housing
KidsTLC (Olathe)
Turner Unified School District #202 (Kansas City)
USD383 Manhattan-Ogden (Manhattan)
Wyandotte Homeless Services Coalition/Wyandotte County Continuum of Care

Kentucky
Emerging Workforce Initiative (Louisville)
Kentucky Youth Advocates

Louisiana
Greater Light Ministries

Maine
Home Counselors, Inc. (Rockland)
Preble Street
Shaw House (Bangor)

Maryland
Advocates for Children and Youth
Maryland Head Start Association
Petercares House

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
Massachusetts Head Start Association

Michigan
Common Ground (Bloomfield Hills)
Cypress Place (Port Huron)
Gateway Community Services (Lansing)
Mecosta Osceola Youth Attention Center (Big Rapids)
Staircase Youth Services (Ludington)
The Connection Youth Services (Howell)
The Corner Health Center (Ypsilanti)
The Harbor (Port Huron)

Minnesota
Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis)
Face to Face Health and Counseling Service, Inc (St. Paul)
Hope 4 Youth (Anoka)
Integrated Community Solutions, Inc. (Fridley)
Lutheran Social Service
Lutheran Social Service – Lakes Area Youth Services (Brainerd)
Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing (St. Paul)
Minnesota Head Start Association
Oasis for Youth (Bloomington)
The Bridge for Youth (Minneapolis)
The Link (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Teens Alone (Hopkins)
YouthLink (Minneapolis)

Missouri
Synergy Services (Kansas City)

Nebraska
Youth Emergency Services (Omaha)

Nevada
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
Southern Nevada Children First

New Hampshire
Winnacunnet High School (Hampton)
Child and Family Services of New Hampshire

New Jersey
Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Center for Family Services (Camden)

New Mexico
Las Cruces Public Schools Project Link Homeless Education
New Mexico Voices for Children

New York
Ali Forney Center
brainpower.me (Bronx)
Catholic Charities of Herkimer County
Center for Youth (Rochester)
Citizens Committee for Children of New York
CMCS Sunrise Drop In Center (Bronx)
Coalition for Homeless Youth
Compass House (Buffalo)
Episcopal Social Services/Safe Space
Good Shepherd Services
Hetrick-Martin Institute (New York)
Metropolitan Community Church of NY Charities
Sanctuary (Huntington)
The Center for Youth Services (Rochester)
The Franciscan Center (Buffalo)
Youth Bureau of Ulster County

North Carolina
Carolina Outreach Foundation (Durham)
Council to End Homelessness in Durham
Genesis Home, Inc. (Durham)
Only Hope Wnc, Inc. (Hendersonville)
Triangle Empowerment Center (Durham)

Ohio
Central Ohio Mental Health Center (Delaware)
Columbus Literacy Council
Compass Family and Community Services/Daybreak
Daybreak (Dayton)
Easter Seals Northern Ohio (Elyria)
Help Me Grow (Akron)
Highland County Help me Grow (Hillsboro)
House of Hope for Alcoholics, Inc. (Columbus)
Juvenile Justice Coalition (Bath)
Lighthouse Youth Services (Cincinnati)
Mothers Assisting Mothers, Inc. (Akron)
Non Profit Evolution, Inc. (Columbus)
Ohio Afterschool Network
Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association
Center for Community Solutions
Voices for Ohio’s Children
Yinovate, LLC (Cleveland)

Oklahoma
Northwest Family Services, Inc. (Alva)
Youth Services for Stephens County, Inc.
Youth Services of Tulsa

Oregon
Oregon Head Start Association
Right 2 Survive (Portland)
Salem-Keizer Public Schools Students in Transition Educational Program
Sisters of the Road (Portland)
St. Mary’s Center (Alameda)
Street Roots (Portland)
Yamhill Community Action Partnership (McMinnville)

Pennsylvania
Homeless Children’s Education Fund (Pittsburgh)
PathWays PA (Holmes)
People’s Emergency Center (Philadelphia)
Women Against Abuse, Inc. (Philadelphia)

Rhode Island
Crossroads (Providence)

Tennessee
Friends and Neighbors (Kingsport)
G.I.R.L.S. Ranch (Murfreesboro)
Kingsport City Schools Homeless Education Program (Kingsport)
Murfreesboro-Rutherford County Homeless Task Force
The Oasis of Kingsport (Kingsport)
Safe Haven (Nashville)

Texas
Connections Individual and Family Services
Families in Crisis, Inc. (Killeen)
Grayson County Juvenile Alternatives, Inc. (Sherman)
Harlandale Independent School District (San Antonio)
Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults – Youth Services Division
K’STAR, Inc. (Kerrville)
Montgomery County Homeless Coalition (Conroe)
Montgomery County Youth Services (Conroe)
Promise House, Inc. (Dallas)
Second Chance Technology Edge (Houston)
Texans Care for Children
Victoria Area Homeless Coalition
Victoria Independent School District KIDZ Connection

Utah
Wasatch Mental Health (Provo)
Voices for Utah’s Children
Volunteers of America (Salt Lake City)

Vermont
Vermont Coalition of Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs

Virginia
Alternative House (Fairfax and Vienna)
Henrico County Public Schools
New Vision Youth Services, Inc. (Chesapeake)
Voices for Virginia’s Children

Washington
Children’s Alliance
Friends of Youth (Kirkland)
Housing Options for Students in Transition (Shelton)
Northwest Youth Services (Bellingha)
The Mockingbird Society
YouthCare (Seattle)

West Virginia
West Virginia Head Start Association

Wisconsin
CAP Services’ Family Crisis Center
Kids in Need Youth Program (Rhinelander)
Lutheran Social Services (Baraboo)
Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc.
Project 16:49 (Beloit)
Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center (Milwaukee)
WI Association for Runaway Services
WI Council on Children and Families
Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin

Wyoming
Casper Housing Authority (Casper)

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About the photos: Photos of children and youth experiencing homelessness provided by Diane Nilan, HEAR US Inc., used with permission. (c) 2012, Diane Nilan, HEAR US Inc.