Voices of Youth Countreleased Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, the first in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on understanding and addressing youth homelessness.

Overall, Chapin Hall’s work suggests that as a nation, we are missing opportunities to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential and contribute to stronger communities and economies across the country. In fact, findings show one in 10 young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness over the course of a year.

Chapin Hall will publish additional briefs on topics related to trajectories into homelessness, the interactions of youth homelessness and systems like child welfare, the evidence regarding interventions to address youth homelessness, and experiences faced by specific subgroups of young people. Our aim is to continue to expand our understanding of youth experiences with homelessness.