Homeless: pregnant and parenting youth

Living on the Edge: The Conflict and Trauma that Lead to Teen Parent Homelessness

This report describes the experiences of teen parents impacted by homelessness in Massachusetts. It reveals the trauma, abuse and neglect, family conflict, and in some cases, commercial sexual exploitation these youth experience. The report concludes with policy recommendations.

Strengthening at Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children

This website provides a range of resources from a 2007-2011 initiative that sought to improve the housing, health, and development of homeless and at-risk young mothers and children.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness: Young Parents Experiencing Homelessness

This website provides a brief overview on young parents experiencing homelessness. In addition, the website spotlights particular webinars and conference presentations that provide specific information, strategies, and programs for service providers supporting young parents experiencing homelessness.

Families on the Edge: Homeless Young Parents and their Welfare Experiences - A Survey of Homeless Youth and Service Providers

This report illustrates how Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) can provide long-term stability for young parents, but also describes the difficulty homeless young families often experience accessing TANF programs and meeting eligibility requirements. Policy and practice recommendations are provided.

Home Visiting for Women Experiencing Homelessness: A Look at Efforts in Boston and New York City

These case studies demonstrate how home visiting efforts can provide critical services that support maternal and infant health outcomes and family stability among women experiencing homelessness.

What You Need to Know to Help Your Child in School: A Guide for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

This brochure explains to parents, guardians, and caregivers the educational resources, options, and rights available to children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Health Coverage for Homeless and At-Risk Youth

This fact sheet explores state-by-state eligibility for health care coverage, including through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), for key subpopulations of youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Maternity Group Homes Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the history and services of Maternity Group Homes. These homes support pregnant and/or parenting young people between the ages of 16 and 22 who are experiencing homelessness, along with their dependent children.