Partnerships for PIT; National Youth in Transition Database
In partnership with the National Network for Youth, the National Alliance to End Homelessness has developed a practice brief, “Counting Homeless Youth: Developing Key Partnerships” to help CoCs and other planning entities include youth and youth stakeholders in the planning and implementation process of the Point-In-Time (PIT) Counts that will be held in January 2013.
The brief identifies schools, police departments, and LGBT social service organizations, to name a few, as key partners with which CoCs should develop relationships. By identifying and including the right partners for the effort, CoCs and planning entities can better position themselves for a more successful PIT Count.
And states are beginning to collect data on aged-out foster youth that include youths’ experiences with homelessness as part of The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD.) This is a requirement under The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 to track Chafee-funded independent living services that states provide to young people in foster care.
States are collecting information on independent living services and supports being provided to youth, as well as information regarding youth outcomes. The Alliance has compiled a resource for youth providers that describe NYTD goals and strategies for supporting these efforts.
Click here for more information about the PIT brief.
Click here for the NYTD resource.