The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released an article which examines supportive housing needs of homeless youth. I their June 6, 2016 article written by Deb De Santis, President and CEO, CSH and Jasmine Hayes, Deputy Director, USICH, flexibility is krey.
“….To meet all the physical, developmental, and social needs of youth experiencing homelessness, we must design and implement a unified, collaborative response in every community. Within this framework, non-time-limited supportive housing is one intervention that has been identified as a critical component of a community’s ability to effectively serve youth with complex challenges and needs. Housing for youth that is not time-limited but offers supportive services and the opportunity for youth to move towards independence at their own pace can be tailored specifically for the highest-need youth: those with intense medical, mental health, and/or substance use disorders.”
To read more, please visit USICH’s full article by clicking here.