SOURCE: Larkin Street Youth Services

Larkin Street Youth Services

Larkin Street Youth Services

Larkin Street Youth Services

June 19, 2015 11:00 ET

Voices of Youth Count Seeks National Estimate and Comprehensive Picture of Homeless Youth in America

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2015) -

WHAT: Larkin Street Youth Services and UC Berkeley's School of Public Health will join a national launch of a website and multi-year study to obtain a comprehensive, national homeless youth count.

WHO: Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, Larkin Street Youth Services
Coco Auerswald, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Bryan Samuels, Executive Director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

WHEN: June 25, 2015 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am

WHERE: Larkin Street Youth Services, 134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Space is limited, please RSVP to media contact.

With headlines across the country calling attention to a growing population of homeless youth, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is launching Voices of Youth Count, a national, multi-year original research and policy effort designed to estimate the number of unaccompanied homeless and runaway youth there are in the United States, create a clear and full picture of what it means to be young and homeless in America, as well as find and widely share solutions to ending youth homelessness.

Bryan Samuels, Chapin Hall's Executive Director, will announce the national initiative at events linking Chapin Hall with partners across the country on June 25th.

"Here in San Francisco, those of us working on the frontlines to end youth homelessness have a keen understanding of the barriers these young people face, yet there are still gaps in our knowledge about the scope of the problem that impact our ability to make data-driven decisions. Voices of Youth Count endeavors to work with local experts and the young people experiencing homelessness to fill in these gaps, so we can gain greater understanding of the issue on a national scale." - Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, Larkin Street Youth Services

About Larkin Street Youth Services
San Francisco's Larkin Street Youth Services is an internationally recognized leader in providing effective housing, medical, social, and educational services to at-risk, homeless, and runaway youth ages 12 - 24 through programs and services across San Francisco. For more information, please visit: www.larkinstreetyouth.org and follow us online: Facebook, @LarkinStreet, and YouTube

About the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and We Count, California!
The UC Berkeley School of Public Health's aim is to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through radical collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research. We Count, California! is a collaboration of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the California Homeless Youth Project to support improved youth inclusion in California's counts of unsheltered homeless youth.

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