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Young and Homeless: What would have helped you?

Caitlin Moran talks with six Seattle youth (including some of Mockingbird's young leaders!) who share their experiences with homelessness, and the kinds of support that would be helpful to those in their situation.

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Improving the odds for young people leaving foster care

Joe Fain and Tina Orwall foreground the many obstacles facing youth who age out of the foster care system, and emphasize the importance of recently enacted registration in ensuring that youth with documented medical conditions can still receive support during their time of transition.

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Five things we learned about youth homelessness

Looking back on Crosscut's year-long investigation of the issue of youth homelessness, Mary Bruno lists some of the factors that affect youth homelessness in Seattle, and how we can work to address the issue using a preventative approach.

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Counting them in: King County surveys its homeless youth

Crosscut's David Kroman talks about the importance of King County's one-day Count Us In event and how it could help youth in unstable housing situations gain access to the resources they need.

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Olympia must ensure that foster and homeless youth are a priority

Jim Theofelis writes about The Mockingbird Society's efforts to enact legislation that would expand extended foster care to include youth with documented medical conditions.

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