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I'm gathering examples of what libraries are doing to support unaccompanied youth (youth who don't have a parent or guardian actively involved in their lives), ages 10 to 25, who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. If you've addressed unaccompanied youth housing/food insecurity through your library (public, academic, school, other), I'd love to hear from you. I'm interested in hearing about any work you've done with local/national non-library organizations/groups, including official or unofficial partnerships, collaborations, sharing of information, sharing of resources, meetings, conversations, programs, etc.; or programs that are led by unhoused youth; or any other ways, big and small, that you've addressed this topic through your library.
I posted a similar request in the summer of 2021, in preparation for teaching a library school class on this topic, and received some great responses. I'm hoping to collect even more examples - my goal is to have an extensive list of a range of ideas so I can provide specific illustrations of what libraries have done and can do, as I reach out to youth-serving organizations.
Thank you! Julie Ann Winkelstein email@example.com
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