Couch, car or curb: Defining which young person is ‘homeless’ affects aid state by state

BY: - August 22, 2023

The spectrum of youth homelessness is vast. It includes young children sleeping with their mothers in crowded shelters and families living in tent encampments in public parks. There are teenage runaways who have fled abusive homes to live on the streets and kids who spend their nights hidden in cars or abandoned buildings. But youth […]

Smithfield United Church of Christ leaders break silence after county closes homeless shelter

BY: - August 7, 2023

Second Avenue Commons, a more modern shelter, was scheduled to open at the start of the winter shelter season on Nov. 15, 2022. However, the shelter did not open until November 22 due to permitting issues and materials shortages caused by the pandemic, according to Bertolet. It was not operating at full capacity on the day scheduled for opening.

App aims to connect Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness with resources

BY: - July 26, 2022

The app, known as Finding Your Way in PA, allows users to “search for and request assistance with services and resources in their current location, local communities, and throughout Pennsylvania to connect them with helpful supports,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

Allegheny Co. gets more than $1.2M to provide emergency cold weather shelter to the homeless

BY: - December 1, 2020

The money is part of $3 million in grant funding the Wolf administration is providing to municipalities and organizations in 20 Pennsylvania counties.

NEPA native cares for Luzerne County’s homeless during pandemic and beyond

BY: - April 30, 2020

Brian, an outreach and service navigator for Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, spends his days working with the homeless throughout Luzerne County. He understands where the people he helps are because he’s been in their shoes. At 18, he became homeless, and would struggle for two years finding a permanent home. 

A look at homelessness in the Keystone State, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket

BY: - February 13, 2020

It’s difficult to get an accurate count of the nation’s homeless population because of its  transitory nature. But thanks to data compiled by the Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, we have a detailed estimate of what the issue looks like. 

Redefining homelessness could help families on the edge, advocates say

BY: - November 28, 2019

“The homeless system is failing, and it’s failing because it’s not going upstream, to get to the youngest,” advocates say.

‘This is not about charity. This is about investing in our children’: Pa. House, Senate resolutions aim to raise awareness of childhood homelessness

BY: - November 20, 2019

Nearly 37,000 Pa. children experience homelessness, creating all kinds of challenges as they try to pursue their education.