The Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth

New Report on Family Homelessness

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing about the launch of a new nonprofit organization: The Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth. Our mission is to connect and support communities across the nation that are responding to family homelessness.

Using research-based knowledge and evidence-based solutions, The Bassuk Center advances policies and practices that stabilize homeless and vulnerable children, youth, and families in the community, and promote their wellbeing. We see a day when everyone in America has a safe and decent place to live, and the economic and social opportunities that allow all family members to thrive.

Our new report, “Services Matter. How Housing and Services Can End Family Homelessness,” (Bassuk, DeCandia, Richard, 2015) examines federal policy on family homelessness, offers the first national survey of service providers on their views about how to respond, and discusses the essential components of an effective solution.

The report will be made public in mid-November. We are sending you a link to the report in advance of its publication with the hope you will consider joining hundreds of service providers, policymakers, and advocates around the nation in making a strong statement that both housing and services are necessary to end family homelessness.

You can read the report and sign on at http://www.bassukcenter.org/services-matter

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for giving this your consideration.

Ellen L. Bassuk, M.D.

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Carmela J. DeCandia, Psy.D.

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