Support Students Experiencing Homelessness in PA on December 8, 2023!
The Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) program, with the support of federal funds, has benefitted children and youth facing homelessness across Pennsylvania for the past few years. But that funding is coming to an end in 2024.
On December 8, HopePHL is joining Eddie's House, Homeless Children's Education Fund, National Network for Youth, Philly Homes 4 Youth, and Valley Youth House to advocate for maintaining the current level of services for children and youth experiencing homelessness in PA. We invite you to advocate for 40,000 children and youth using these services today in Pennsylvania by sending this message to PA Governor Shapiro via his webform at https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact
"Dear Governor Shapiro,
I urge you to propose investing $32 million in General Fund revenues to the Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) program for the FY 2024-25 state budget. ECYEH supports more than 40,000 children and youth who experienced homelessness in 2022. Thanks to ECYEH, homeless students receive tutoring, transportation, clothing, emergency services, and more. These services result in improved school attendance, graduation, and academic achievement. "
We hope you will take a stand with us for youth experiencing homelessness today!
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Policy Strategy Founded in Services
At HopePHL, we know that hope begins with equitable resources, and access to supports. HopePHL is committed to advocating for policies that foster positive and lasting change at the local, state, and national levels with these goals in mind:
The HopePHL Policy Research Advisory Consortium fosters partnerships between local researchers, HopePHL, interns, and staff of local homeless family service providers in support of the children and families who experience homelessness.
The Consortium also includes the HopePHL Visiting Scholar Program. Visiting Scholars conduct their own research and have the opportunity to undertake research with our staff and staff of other family emergency and transitional housing programs.
How COVID-19 Affected the Identification of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness in PA
(published under pec 8.2022)