HCYA Supporters

418 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.

Add your organization as a Homeless Children and Youth Act supporter here.

61 National Organizations (Download PDF)

Afterschool Alliance
Alliance for Children and Families
Alliance for Excellent Education
Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST)
American Academy of Pediatrics
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
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
Covenant House
Every Child Matters
Family Preservation Community Services
Family Promise
First Focus Campaign for Children
Food Research and Action Center
Foster Club
Foster Family-based Treatment Association
Healthy Teen Network
Invisible People
Justice for Families
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 Association of Social Workers
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 Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
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 Women’s Law Center
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.
The W. Haywood Burns Institute
Western Regional Advocacy Project

8 Regional Organizations

Community Technology Alliance
Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce
Janus Youth Programs
New England Head Start Association
Region IX Head Start Association
Region X Head Start Association

349 State and Local Organizations

Children’s Aid Society
Morgan County System of Services

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

Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (Project ALWAYS)
Children’s Action Alliance
Homeless Youth Connection (Goodyear)
Kiwanis of North Phoenix
Northland Family Help Center (Flagstaff)
Our Family Services (Tucson)
UMOM New Day Centers
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
Valley of the Sun United Way (Phoenix)

North Little Rock School District
Youth Bridge (Northwest Arkansas)

Bill Wilson Center (San Jose)
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)
The Ed Ladder (San Diego)
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)
Jamestown School District (Jamestown)
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 Beginnings Counseling Center (Santa Barbara)
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 Adolescent Pregnant and Parenting Program
San Diego Youth Services
Sanctuary of Hope (Los Angeles)
School on Wheels
Social Advocates for Youth (Santa Rosa)
South County Collaborative (Gilroy)
South Los Angeles Homeless TAY and Foster Care Collaborative (Los Angeles)
Transition House (Santa Barbara)
United Way of Ventura County
Ventura Unified School District (Ventura)
The Village Family Services (North Hollywood)
Western Center on Law and Poverty
Youth Spirit Artworks (Berkley)

Attention Homes (Boulder)
Bus Stop Ministries (Denver)
Homeless Education Network with Denver Public Schools (Denver)
School District 27J (Brighton)
Urban Peak Colorado Springs
Urban Peak Denver

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)

YWCA Delaware

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

Capital City Youth Services, Inc. (Tallahassee)
Children Across America Florida
Community Research Team, University of Miami
Covenant House (Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando)
Educate Tomorrow (Miami)
Family Resources, Inc.
Florida Network of Youth and Family Services
Highlands County Coalition for the Homeless (Sebring)
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
Last Call for Help/JOER Cares (Homosassa Springs)
Sepielli Consulting Group, LLC (Hollywood)
Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. (New Port Richey)
Turning Points (Bradenton)

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

Good Beginnings Alliance

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
CHIP/Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention
Illinois Collaboration on Youth
Illinois Head Start Association
The Night Ministry (Chicago)
Project Oz (Bloomington)
Youth Service Bureau (Springfield)

Alternatives Incorporated (Anderson)
Crisis Center, Inc., a Youth Service Bureau (Gary)
Evanston/Skokie Consolidated School District 65 (Evanston)
Indianapolis Public Schools (Indianapolis)
Kids in Crisis Intervention Team (Franklin)
School on Wheels (Indianapolis)
Stopover, Inc. (Indianapolis)
Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County, Inc. (South Bend)
Youth Service Bureau (Bloomington)
Youth Service Bureau of Monroe County

Winterset Community School District (Winterset)
Youth and Shelter Services, Inc (Ames)

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

Covington Independent Public Schools (Covington)
Emerging Workforce Initiative (Louisville)
Family & Children’s Place (Louisville)
Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky
Indian Trail Elementary Family Resource Center (Louisville)
Kentucky Youth Advocates
YMCA Safe Place Services (Louisville)

Educational & Treatment Council, Inc. (Lake Charles)
Greater Light Ministries
Pierre A. Capdau Charter School (New Orleans)

Home Counselors, Inc. (Rockland)
New Beginnings Inc. (Lewiston)
Preble Street
Shaw House (Bangor)

Advocates for Children and Youth
Maryland Head Start Association
Petercares House
Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) of Frederick County

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
Massachusetts Head Start Association
YouthHarbors (Waltham)

Common Ground (Bloomfield Hills)
Corporation for Artistic Development (Detroit)
Cypress Place (Port Huron)
Detroit Public Schools (Detroit)
Gateway Community Services (Lansing)
Mason County Public Schools (Scottsville)
Matrix Human Services (Detroit)
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)
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan (Ypsilanti)

Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis)
Eagle Vista Ranch & Wellness Center (Bemidji)
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)

Synergy Services (Kansas City)

ChildWise Institute (Helena)
Missoula County Public Schools (Missoula)
School District 5, Kalispell
School District 50, Evergreen
Sparrow’s Nest Northwest Montana
United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area (Helena)
Youth Homes, Inc. (Missoula)

Youth Emergency Services (Omaha)

Civil Rights for Seniors (Reno)
The Community Foundation of Western Nevada (Reno)
The Eddy House/YOUth Resource Center (Reno)
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (Reno)
The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (Reno)
Southern Nevada Children First
Washoe Legal Services (Reno)

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

New Jersey
Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Center for Family Services (Camden)
Community Access Unlimited (Elizabeth)

New Mexico
High Mountain Youth Project of Lincoln County (Ruidoso)
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)
Haven House Inc.
Hospitality House (Boone)
Only Hope Wnc, Inc. (Hendersonville)
Triangle Empowerment Center (Durham)

North Dakota
Youthworks (Bismarck and Fargo)

Central Ohio Mental Health Center (Delaware)
Columbus Literacy Council
Compass Family and Community Services/Daybreak
Daybreak (Dayton)
Dayton Public Schools (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)

Colchester Creek (Oklahoma City)
Ardmore City Schools Student Services Program (Ardmore)
Northwest Family Services, Inc. (Alva)
Positive Tomorrows (Oklahoma City)
Youth Services for Stephens County, Inc.
Youth Services of Tulsa

Oregon Head Start Association
Beaverton School District (Beaverton)
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)

ArtXpression, Inc. (Pittsburgh)
Berks Coalition to End Homelessness (Berks County)
Beverly’s Birthdays (Pittsburgh)
City of Erie, PA, School District (Erie)
Covenant House Pennsylvania
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Education Law Center – PA (Pittsburgh)
Groundwork Partners (Philadelphia)
Health Care for the Homeless (Pittsburgh)
Homeless Advocacy Project (Philadelphia)
Homeless Children’s Education Fund (Pittsburgh)
Juvenile Law Center (Philadelphia)
PathWays PA (Holmes)
People’s Emergency Center (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network
PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Sheller Family Foundation (Philadelphia)
Shelter Project (Pittsburgh)
Valley Youth House (Philadelphia)
Village of Arts and Humanities (Philadelphia)
Women Against Abuse, Inc. (Philadelphia)
Youth Emergency Service (Philadelphia)

Rhode Island
Blackstone Valley Community Action Program
Crossroads (Providence)
Sherlock Center on Disabilities (Providence)

South Carolina
Family Preservation Community Services

South Dakota
Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition (Rapid City)

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

Advocacy Outreach (Elgin)
Centro San Vicente (El Paso)
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)
Rainbow Days, Inc. (Dallas)
Region 19 Education Service Center (El Paso)
Second Chance Technology Edge (Houston)
Texans Care for Children
Victoria Area Homeless Coalition
Victoria Independent School District KIDZ Connection
Waco Independent School District, Homeless Outreach

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

Vermont Coalition of Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs

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

Children’s Alliance
Cocoon House (Everett)
Community Youth Services (Olympia)
Friends of Youth (Kirkland)
Housing Options for Students in Transition (Shelton)
Northwest Youth Services (Bellingham)
The Mockingbird Society
Ryan’s House for Youth (Freeland)
YMCA of Greater Seattle
YouthCare (Seattle)

West Virginia
West Virginia Head Start Association

CAP Services’ Family Crisis Center
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Couleecap, Inc. (Westby)
Human Development Center (Superior)
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

Campbell County School District (Gillette)
Casper Housing Authority (Casper)
Laramie County School District #1
UPLIFT (Cheyenne)

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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.