Best Practices & Research

LSS/StreetWorks and our partners were part of a collaborative process to shape and develop the “9 Evidenced Based Guiding Principles to Help Youth Overcome Homelessness” (Homeless Youth Collaborative, 2014) to ensure that programs and services offered to young people through SWC are:

  1. Journey Oriented
  2. Trauma-Informed
  3. Non-Judgmental
  4. Harm Reduction
  5. Trusting Youth-Adult Relationships
  6. Strengths-Based
  7. Positive Youth Development
  8. Collaboration

Additional Research, Tools & Resources

Homeless Youth Legal Rights Handbook —  Baker & McKenzie, Ecolab and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services with additional support from Children’s Law Center of Minnesota launched the Homeless Youth Handbook – Minnesota, a free resource to help homeless youth in the area understand their legal rights.

Heading Home Hennepin County — A Closer Look at Youth Homelessness in Hennepin County report, University of Minnesota: Humphrey Institute

Youth Moving Forward — Fact sheets and reports on youth homelessness in Minnesota.