Point Source Youth

is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending youth homelessness in 50 cities and towns in 10 years. We help advocate for, implement, and evaluate proven, scalable, and replicable youth homelessness interventions to increase housing options for youth.


OUR RESEARCH-BACKED, YOUTH-CENTERED INTERVENTIONS

SHORT-TERM
HOST HOMES

Short-term host homes provide youth with an affirming, safe space to stay for 1-6 months with a well screened and well matched mentor in their community.

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RAPID
REHOUSING

Rapid rehousing provides youth with a lease in their own name in the housing of their choice. Youth receive a tailored rent subsidy for up to two years along with comprehensive case management.

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FAMILY & KINSHIP STRENGTHENING

Family & kinship strengthening uses mediation, counseling, and case management to support youth interested in exploring connections with their families - chosen, adopted, biological, and more.

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RESEARCH

Point Source Youth is working with lead researchers to build an extensive body of longitudinal research designed to evaluate interventions we support to ensure that youth are best served by their communities.


DOWNLOAD OUR FREE TOOLKITS

 

Our free,119-page host homes handbook includes job descriptions, host application forms, sample budgets and much more.

Our free,146-page rapid re-housing handbook is full of resources to empower your community’s rapid re-housing journey.

 

ANNOUNCING OUR FIRST SOUTHERN SYMPOSIUM ON SOLUTIONS TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

Join us in Atlanta, GA this Fall for a powerful gathering of leaders, youth advocates and change-makers working to end youth homelessness in the south.


FEATURED BLOG POSTS

SPOTLIGHT VIDEO

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Race, Class, Gender and Empowerment